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Shit Cassandra Saw: Stories By Gwen E. Kirby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143136620
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - January 11th, 2022

Kirby offers up some dark, giddy feminism that really hit the spot for me during this time of BS. I had no idea what was happening when I started the first story, then I did, and I was like 'Yeeees!'. I live for Cassandra, watching the destruction of her temples with a smirk on her face, remembering that these men are barefaced cowards. 

" who think her mad driving her to madness. She wishes she could move far away to an islan and own a bird."


Review by Dean

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Electric Arches By Eve L. Ewing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642591026
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Haymarket Books - November 12th, 2019

Ewing’s poetry is truly a gift. Real is blended with the surreal as we journey through an intensely personal afro-futuristic world. This book is a shared act of healing and gives readers a glimpse into the power of Black imagination.

Review by Madison

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Verge By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534884
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

I fell in love with this book upon reading its opening paragraph. Yuknavitch explores emotional realities via her deft use of surrealism, splaying chracters with unobtrusive metaphors that landed in the base of my stomach. A book that you will want to read cherishingly. 

Review by Dean