A fantastic cast of characters inhabit Bennett's amazing first novel about making life-altering choices and trying to live with the consequences. The author deftly illuminates the complexity of young adulthood and the hypocrisy of the older generation within a church-going black community in southern California. Bold and eye-opening.
— Stan Hynds
About the Author
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.