Thorndike Press

Heads of the Colored People: Stories

  • Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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  • ISBN-10: 1432865382
  • ISBN-13: 9781432865382
  • DDC: SC
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 294 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2019



Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction and Kirkus Prize Finalist

A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each plunges headfirst into the lives of utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous: two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids’ backpacks — while others are devastatingly poignant: a teen torn between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture. Exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating, they all shine a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship.