The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris audiobook

The Other Black Girl: A Novel

By Zakiya Dalila Harris
Read by Heather Alicia Simms , Joniece Abbott-Pratt , Aja Naomi King , and Bahni Turpin

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982160135

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797124759

  • ISBN: 9781797124759

Runtime: 13.56 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Parade Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Month

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A Washington Post Pick of Best Upcoming Books

A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of 2021's Must-Reads

A Travel+Leisure Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Summer

A June 2021 LibraryReads Pick

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune, and BBC

​​“Riveting, fearless, and vividly original.” —Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

“A brilliant combustion of suspense, horror, and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned.” —Walter Mosley, internationally bestselling author of Devil in a Blue Dress

Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.

It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career.

A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sly satire and thriller rolled into one.” BBC
“A can’t-miss title for 2021.” Harper’s Bazaar
“While the plot takes a darker turn into thriller territory, this read is ideal for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or dismissed in the workplace.” Fortune
“A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary.” The Rumpus
“[A] buzzy debut set in publishing that explores race and class in the workplace.” The Guardian (London)
“Filled with twists both unsettling and unexpected…such a timely read.” Time
“A thrilling, edgier Devil Wears Prada that explores privilege and racism.” Washington Post
“A dazzling, darkly humorous story…The novel overflows with witty dialogue and skillfully drawn characters.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Zakiya Dalila Harris

Author Bio: Zakiya Dalila Harris

Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in the editorial department at Knopf/Doubleday publishing company before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. She received her MFA degree in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Guernica and The Rumpus.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 13.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English