“American literature tends to offer its black characters only two moods to play: angry or mad . . . which is why Asali Solomon’s debut collection, Get Down
, comes as such a blessed relief. Angry and mad make appearances, but so do confused, awkward, hopeful and sincere.” —Victor Lavalle, Paste
“Fresh, intimate portraits of people trying to straddle contradictory worlds. While Asali Solomon writes with uncanny acumen about men, Get Down
will resonate with anyone—male or female, black or white, young or old—who has ever felt like an outsider.” —Jennifer Egan
From the Publisher
"Asali Solomon's stories are luminous and touching and are an important contribution to the serious literature about the urban lives of black Americans. Solomon's work--much of it about the world of private school teens in 1980s Philadelphia--is touching and sensitively observed and should be applauded from the first words to the last."
--Edward P. Jones, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
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