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New People

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Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND TIME MAGAZINE
Named A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ BY


Vogue • Elle Harper's Bazaar Glamour • Buzzfeed
  • In Style • Men's Journal Bustle Ms. Magazine Pop Sugar Newsday • The Millions • Time Out • Bitch CNN's The Lead • The Fader
    "[A] cutting take on race and class...part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Disturbing and delicious." -People
    "You'll gulp Senna's novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days." Entertainment Weekly
    "Everyone should read it." Vogue
    From the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America.
    As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom." Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They've even landed a starring role in a documentary about "new people" like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her—yet she can't stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria's perfect new life but her very persona.
    Heartbreaking and darkly comic, New People is a bold and unfettered page-turner that challenges our every assumption about how we define one another, and ourselves.

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    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: August 1, 2017

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    • ISBN: 9780698172463
    • File size: 619 KB
    • Release date: August 1, 2017

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    • ISBN: 9780698172463
    • File size: 619 KB
    • Release date: August 1, 2017

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    Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND TIME MAGAZINE
    Named A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ BY


    Vogue • Elle Harper's Bazaar Glamour • Buzzfeed
  • In Style • Men's Journal Bustle Ms. Magazine Pop Sugar Newsday • The Millions • Time Out • Bitch CNN's The Lead • The Fader
    "[A] cutting take on race and class...part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Disturbing and delicious." -People
    "You'll gulp Senna's novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days." Entertainment Weekly
    "Everyone should read it." Vogue
    From the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America.
    As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom." Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They've even landed a starring role in a documentary about "new people" like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her—yet she can't stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria's perfect new life but her very persona.
    Heartbreaking and darkly comic, New People is a bold and unfettered page-turner that challenges our every assumption about how we define one another, and ourselves.

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