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Gurba is an extraordinary performer with an enthusiastic spoken word fan base, and the Mean's voice-driven quality should appeal to them directly

Rather than a memoir, this is a nonfiction novel, a la How Should a Person Be—Gurba's life provides the plot points, but a novelistic impulse provides the frame.

Gurba turns what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy, differentiating between "classic" (stranger rape) and "avant garde" (molestation by a classmate) sexual assault in a way that's in your face and unforgettable.

Race, class, gender, and sexuality all break open in unexpected ways in Gurba's hands. This is a confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781566895019
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: November 6th, 2017