Read Disgruntled by Asali Solomon Free Online


Ebook Disgruntled by Asali Solomon read! Book Title: Disgruntled
The author of the book: Asali Solomon
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date of issue: February 3rd 2015
ISBN: 0374712956
ISBN 13: 9780374712952
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 964 KB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2589 times
Reader ratings: 3.2

Read full description of the books:



An elegant, vibrant, startling coming-of-age novel, for anyone who's ever felt the shame of being alive

Kenya Curtis is only eight years old, but she knows that she's different, even if she can't put her finger on how or why. It's not because she's black—most of the other students in the fourth-grade class at her West Philadelphia elementary school are too. Maybe it's because she celebrates Kwanzaa, or because she's forbidden from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe it's because she calls her father—a housepainter-slash-philosopher—"Baba" instead of "Daddy," or because her parents' friends gather to pour out libations "from the Creator, for the Martyrs" and discuss "the community."
Kenya does know that it's connected to what her Baba calls "the shame of being alive"—a shame that only grows deeper and more complex over the course of Asali Solomon's long-awaited debut novel. Disgruntled, effortlessly funny and achingly poignant, follows Kenya from West Philadelphia to the suburbs, from public school to private, from childhood through adolescence, as she grows increasingly disgruntled by her inability to find any place or thing or person that feels like home.
A coming-of-age tale, a portrait of Philadelphia in the late eighties and early nineties, an examination of the impossible double-binds of race, Disgruntled is a novel about the desire to rise above the limitations of the narratives we're given and the painful struggle to craft fresh ones we can call our own.


Download Disgruntled PDF Disgruntled PDF
Download Disgruntled ERUB Disgruntled PDF
Download Disgruntled DOC Disgruntled PDF
Download Disgruntled TXT Disgruntled PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook Disgruntled read Online! Asali Solomon was born and raised in West Philadelphia. Her first book, a collection of stories entitled Get Down, is set mostly in Philadelphia. Solomon's work has been featured in Vibe, Essence, and the anthology Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Lips and Other Parts. She has a PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA form the Iowa's Writer Workshop in fiction. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and is on the short list for this year's Hurston/Wright Literary Award for best new fiction.

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 2007 nominees include ASALI SOLOMON for her collection of short stories, Get Down published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2006.

She also was named one of the National Book foundation's '5 Under 35 in 2007.

(from http://aalbc.com/authors/asali_solomo...)


Reviews of the Disgruntled


DANIEL

The beginning is exciting, but at the end of the book is just a very template.

IBRAHIM

Why are you asking for a phone number?

SOFIA

The author liked the book.

ETHAN

Why are you asking for a phone number?

GRACE

Why do I need to specify a phone number?




Add a comment




Download EBOOK Disgruntled by Asali Solomon Online free

PDF: disgruntled.pdf Disgruntled PDF
ERUB: disgruntled.epub Disgruntled ERUB
DOC: disgruntled.doc Disgruntled DOC
TXT: disgruntled.txt Disgruntled TXT