An Indie Next Pick
A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize
Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. As her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor and Clemmons creates a stunning Portrayal of what it means to choose to live after loss.