The Resource New People

New People

Label
New People
Title
New People
Statement of responsibility
Danzy Senna
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Working on her dissertation while planning her wedding to her college sweetheart as the 20th century draws to a close, Maria, a young woman from Brooklyn being featured in a documentary about mixed-heritage couples, risks the life she has worked so hard to achieve by fantasizing about a poet she barely knows
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10571677
Cataloging source
DLC
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Senna, Danzy
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • American Fiction
  • Political Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
New People
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_433241
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698172463
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
New People
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_433241
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698172463
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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