Homie

Homie

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 20/02/2020
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Synopsis

'A deeply personal collection... and provocative and moving meditation on friendship, sex and blackness,' Guardian

'In its cutting compassion, Homie is as much a celebration of loved ones' lives as it is a lament for their loss, equally a war cry for kinship and the burial dirge after the battle' Amanda Gorman

A mighty anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Danez Smith's highly anticipated collection Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family - blood and chosen - arrives with just the right food and some redemption.

Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez's friends, for yours.

'This is a book full of the turbulence of thought and desire, piloted by a writer who never loses their way' New York Times

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784743055
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 135g
  • Dimensions: 228 x 165 x 7 mm

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