Claire's Picks Summer 2017
I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to read again after Bluets, which pretty much destroyed me with its intellect and emotion but I dusted myself off and got straight back on with Zinzi Clemmons's What We Lose, a novel of youth and family and race and what it means to belong. I can't believe it has taken me my entire adult life to read Kathy Acker - and I'm hopelessly trying to imagine what the teenage me would have made of Blood and Guts in High School, a radical mind-bending underground classic, recently republished by Penguin (NICE ONE, PENGUIN). Once Kathy has broken my brain I'll swap it for some heartbreak by reading Pages for Her, the sequel to the beautiful, spare Pages for You and fall in love all over again. SWOON.
In between all of which I will continue to dip in and out of There are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker.
Oh and at the risk of being a book tease, look out for Devotion by Patti Smith, in September.