Real Life Brandon Taylor

Real Life

Author: Brandon Taylor
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Book Title
Real Life
Author
Brandon Taylor
ISBN
9780525538882
A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE "A blistering coming of age story" --O: The Oprah Magazine 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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Brandon TaylorPublisher: Riverhead BooksPublished: 02/18/2020ISBN: 9780525538882Pages: 336Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.30w x 1.30dReview Citations: Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 37Publishers Weekly 11/04/2019Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 83Shelf Awareness 02/25/2020
A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

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

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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 02/18/2020
ISBN: 9780525538882
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.30w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 37
Publishers Weekly 11/04/2019
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 83
Shelf Awareness 02/25/2020
A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

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

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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 02/18/2020
ISBN: 9780525538882
Pages: 336
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.30w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 37
Publishers Weekly 11/04/2019
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 83
Shelf Awareness 02/25/2020