Our Curators said...
One of those new voices in writing that calls out to you from the first page, saying, "I've been watching the world and myself for a long while, and I want to tell some truths about both no-one else has ever noticed before." At first dark and filthy about the realities of female Millennial life, Luster then pivots into series of sharp observations on long-term relationships, lust and race that plays like a movie in your head. And, like all the best, truthful books, it's funny.
Caitlin Moran- Caitlin Moran
What the Critics are Saying
A taut, sharp, funny book about being young now. It's brutal-and brilliant.
Zadie Smith, author of Swing Time
Luster is entirely remarkable, and the most delicious novel I've read. I couldn't get enough of Raven Leilani's starkly accurate portrayal of the nuances of being a young woman today.
Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie
A beguiling fever dream of a novel, shot through with wistfulness, humor, and a kind of breathless, furious verve. You'll find it impossible to put down.
Ling Ma, author of Severance