Synopses & Reviews
This remarkable debut collection introduces a wholly new original young voice to fiction by and about African Americans. Ferrell's remarkable stories show young people on the verge of being erased from society--but determined to endure. They are black or biracial, poor or from broken families, almost-adults navigating a treacherous world. Yet their voices--incandescently street-smart--speak of passion, of connection, of hope wherever they can find it.
"intimate in the way you used to hope a good book could be"
"intimate in the way you used to hope a good book could be" The New York Times
"A book to celebrate . . . Each story is a song, the voice tuned to perfection." - Tobias Wolff
About the Author
Carolyn Ferrell, a two-time Fulbright Scholar, teaches at Lawrence College. She lives in New York.