When Roxane Gay says “read this book,” we listen. And when George Saunders chimes in with additional praise, our hopes soar higher. Add Mary Karr to the equation? This book just earned a one-way trip to the top of our TBR list.
Still not convinced? “Reading Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut short story collection Friday Black is like being shaken awake. These stories exist in a sort of hyperreality, ordinary characters living in the not-so-unbelievable, Black Mirror–esque future of a culture that doesn’t hesitate to commodify cruelty or monetize revolution,” writes Buzzfeed. Wow.Originally Published