作者 Solomon, Asali
書名 Disgruntled : a novel / Asali Solomon
出版項 New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2015
版本項 1st ed
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  PS3619.O4335 D611 2015    30020100836123  在架上
稽核項 285 p. ; 22 cm
附註 "An elegant, vibrant, startling coming-of-age novel, for anyone who's ever felt the shame of being alive. Kenya Curtis is only eight years old, but she knows that she's different, even if she can't put her finger on how or why. It's not because she's Black--most of the other students in the fourth-grade class at her West Philadelphia elementary school are too. Maybe it's because she celebrates Kwanzaa, or because she's forbidden from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe it's because she calls her father--a housepainter-slash-philosopher--"Baba" instead of "Daddy," or because her parents' friends gather to pour out libations "from the Creator, for the Martyrs" and discuss "the community." Kenya does know that it's connected to what her Baba calls "the shame of being alive"--a shame that only grows deeper and more complex over the course of Asali Solomon's long-awaited debut novel. Disgruntled, effortlessly funny and achingly poignant, follows Kenya from West Philadelphia to the suburbs, from public school to private, from childhood through adolescence, as she grows increasingly disgruntled by her inability to find any place or thing or person that feels like home. A coming-of-age tale, a portrait of Philadelphia in the late eighties and early nineties, an examination of the impossible double-binds of race, Disgruntled is a novel about the desire to rise above the limitations of the narratives we're given and the painful struggle to craft fresh ones we can call our own"-- Provided by publisher
"Novel about a young black girl coming of age in Philadelphia in the late '80s and early '90s"-- Provided by publisher
主題 African American girls -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Fiction
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
國際標準書號 9780374140342 (hbk.) : US$26.00
9780374712952 (ebk.)