As Lie Is to Grin

As Lie Is to Grin

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David, the narrator of Simeon Marsalis's singular first novel, is a freshman at the University of Vermont who is struggling to define himself against the white backdrop of his school. He is also mourning the loss of his New York girlfriend, whose grandfather's alma mater he has chosen to attend. When David met Melody, he lied to her about who he was and where he lived, creating a more intriguing story than his own. This lie haunts and almost unhinges him as he attempts to find his true voice and identity.
". . . Not a satire meant to teach us lessons, nor a statement of hope or despair, but something more visionary -- a portrait of a young mans unraveling, a depiction of how race shapes and deforms us, a coming-of-age story that is also a confrontation with American history and amnesia."
Publisher: New York : Catapult, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781936787593
Branch Call Number: FIC MARSALI 2017
Characteristics: 151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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