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New People - A Novel

Danzy Senna

FEATURED AS A PEOPLE MAGAZINE "PICK OF THE WEEK" AND A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ PICK BY Vogue • Elle • Harper's Bazaar • Glamour • Buzzfeed • Bustle • Ms. Magazine • Pop Sugar • Newsday • The Millions • CNN's The Lead • The Fader "[A] cutting take on race and class...part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Disturbing and delicious." -People "You'll gulp Senna's novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days." –Entertainment Weekly "Everyone should read it." –Vogue From the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America. 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.

FEATURED AS A PEOPLE MAGAZINE "PICK OF THE WEEK" AND A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ PICK BY Vogue • Elle • Harper's Bazaar • Glamour • Buzzfeed • Bustle • Ms. Magazine • Pop Sugar • Newsday • The Millions • CNN's The Lead • The Fader "[A] cutting take on race and class...part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Disturbing and delicious." -People "You'll gulp Senna's novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days." –Entertainment Weekly "Everyone should read it." –Vogue From the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America. 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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

FEATURED AS A PEOPLE MAGAZINE "PICK OF THE WEEK" AND A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ PICK BY Vogue • Elle • Harper's Bazaar • Glamour • Buzzfeed • Bustle • Ms. Magazine • Pop Sugar • Newsday • The Millions • CNN's The Lead • The Fader "[A] cutting take on race and class...part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Disturbing and delicious." -People "You'll gulp Senna's novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days." –Entertainment Weekly "Everyone should read it." –Vogue From the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kristen Ariza

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:29