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Luster  Cover Image Book Book


Leilani, Raven (author.).

Summary: Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage--with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and invited into Eric's home--though not by Eric. She becomes a hesitant ally to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie may be the only Black woman young Akila knows. Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life--her hunger, her anger--in a tumultuous era. It is also a description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent, and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.

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  • ISBN: 9780374194321
  • ISBN: 0374194327
  • Physical Description: print
    227 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0
Subject: African American women artists Fiction
Young women Sexual behavior United States Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction
Adopted children Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Albright Memorial Library FICTION LEILANI (Text) 50686015635118 Adult Fiction Available -
Carbondale Public Library FICTION LEILANI (Text) 50688010779347 Adult Fiction Available -
Valley Community Library FICTION LEILANI (Text) 50690011222640 Adult Fiction Available -

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