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Real Life

| Riverhead Books | 2/18/2020

ISBN-10 : F682637310   ISBN-13 : 9780525538882   List Price : $26.00

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"A blistering coming of age story" --O: The Oprah Magazine

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and more.

A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.

Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends--some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community.

Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power, a story that asks if it's ever really possible to overcome our private wounds, and at what cost.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0525538887
  • ISBN-13: 9780525538882
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 5.12 (h) x 0.71 (d)
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