Theo Solomon does an incredible job navigating the complexities of this remarkable debut novel about storytelling; Black, queer identity; and the surprising connections between past and present. Kip is an Afro-Caribbean writer who barricades himself in his Brooklyn basement in order to finish his historical novel about Mohammed, the Egyptian lover of E.M. Forster. Soon, time blurs, and Kip and Mohammed's stories begin to merge. Solomon fully inhabits Kip, voicing all his pent-up anger and longing in tones that oscillate between dryly humorous and painfully vulnerable. It's difficult to convey just how powerful Solomon's performance of Kip's first-person narration is. This is an audiobook to fall into and linger in. Everything about it is magical. L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780063159587 $27.99
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