The Resource How are you going to save yourself, JM Holmes

How are you going to save yourself, JM Holmes

Label
How are you going to save yourself
Title
How are you going to save yourself
Statement of responsibility
JM Holmes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bound together by shared experience but pulled apart by their changing fortunes, four young friends coming of age in the postindustrial enclave of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, struggle to liberate themselves from the legacies left to them as black men in America. With potent immediacy and bracing candor, this provocative debut follows a decade in the lives of Dub, Rolls, Rye, and Gio as they each grapple with the complexity of their family histories, the newfound power of sex and drugs, and the ferocity of their desires. Gio proves himself an unforgettable narrator, beautifully flawed and unstintingly honest, as he recounts both the friends' conflicts and their triumphs. Whether it's a fraught family cookout, a charged altercation on the block, a raucous night in high-society Manhattan gone wrong, or the troubled efforts of a drug hustler to go clean, JM Holmes brings the thump and the heat of his scenes to life with the kind of ease that makes us not just eavesdroppers but participants. How Are You Going to Save Yourself illuminates in breathtaking detail an entire world-one that has been underrepresented in American fiction. At times funny, often uncomfortable, occasionally disturbing, these stories fearlessly engage with issues of race, sex, drugs, class, and family. Holmes's blistering and timely new voice, richly infused with the unmistakable rhythms of hip-hop that form the sound track to his characters' lives, delivers an indelible fiction that has never been more vital and necessary
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, J. M.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • African American men
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Pawtucket (R.I.)
Label
How are you going to save yourself, JM Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some stories in this collection were previously published
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's wrong with you? What's wrong with me? -- The legend of Lonnie Lion -- Be good to me -- Toll for the passengers -- Kinfolk -- Outside Tacoma -- Everything is flammable -- Dress code -- Cookouts
Control code
sky294490843
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780316514880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
mv 01/19
Label
How are you going to save yourself, JM Holmes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some stories in this collection were previously published
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's wrong with you? What's wrong with me? -- The legend of Lonnie Lion -- Be good to me -- Toll for the passengers -- Kinfolk -- Outside Tacoma -- Everything is flammable -- Dress code -- Cookouts
Control code
sky294490843
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780316514880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
mv 01/19

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