• Affamée

    Raven Leilani

    Edie, jeune afro-américaine, essaie de trouver sa voie dans la vie culturelle new-yorkaise. Les retours sont toujours les mêmes : elle est douée, certes, mais pas assez. Il y a toujours quelqu'un de plus respectable, de moins singulier ou de plus « blanc » pour prendre sa place. Du côté du sexe, l'activité est bien plus foisonnante, mais sentimentalement les résultats ne sont guère plus satisfaisants.
    Les choses changent lorsqu'elle rencontre Eric, un homme blanc, avec qui elle vit une aventure tumultueuse.
    Alors que ses déconvenues professionnelles s'accumulent, Eddie fait la connaissance de la femme d'Eric, qui lui propose de venir habiter chez eux pour s'occuper de leur fille adoptive, une adolescente, afro-américaine, un peu perdue dans son quartier aisé, à très grande majorité blanche.
    C'est le début d'une relation de plus en plus complexe entre Edie, Eric et sa famille. Jusqu'au point de rupture.

  • LUSTER Nouv.

    LUSTER

    Raven Leilani

    The New York Times Bestseller ''A taut, sharp, funny book about being young now. It''s brutal - and brilliant.'' Zadie Smith, author of Swing Time ''Remarkable, the most delicious novel I''ve read.'' Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie ''I was blown away by this debut novel . . . It is exquisite.'' Dolly Alderton, author of Ghosts Edie is just trying to survive. She''s messing up in her dead-end admin job in her all-white office, is sleeping with all the wrong men, and has failed at the only thing that meant anything to her, painting. No one seems to care that she doesn''t really know what she''s doing with her life beyond looking for her next hook-up. And then she meets Eric, a white, middle-aged archivist with a suburban family, including a wife who has sort-of-agreed to an open marriage and an adopted black daughter who doesn''t have a single person in her life who can show her how to do her hair. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscape of sexual and racial politics as a young black woman wasn''t already hard enough, with nowhere else left to go, Edie finds herself falling head-first into Eric''s home and family. Razor sharp, provocatively page-turning and surprisingly tender, Luster by Raven Leilani is a painfully funny debut about what it means to be young now.

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