Gone Like Yesterday


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Tiny Reparations Books
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6.2 X 8.9 X 1.4 inches | 1.23 pounds

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About the Author

Janelle M. Williams received her BA from Howard University and her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College. She is the recipient of Prairie Schooner's Lawrence Foundation Award for her story, "From the Closest Waffle House." She was a 2017 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, and her flash fiction story "Harlem Thunder" was longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 in 2020. Her work has appeared in The Normal School, Shenandoah, Passages North, Split Lip Magazine, and Lunch Ticket, among others. She is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach at Writopia Lab. Gone Like Yesterday is her debut novel.


"There's so much music in the engrossing pages of Gone Like Yesterday--in the songs of mothers and daughters, brothers and sisters, would-be lovers, and the ancestors who watch over us. With lyricism and precision, Janelle M. Williams deftly captures the complicated beauty and chaos within our deepest relationships. A magical, mesmerizing debut!"
--Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

"What a magnificent narrative about a girl who only seems to be average! This novel is a terrific mix of family drama, the perils of relationships, and the power of perception. I loved every word. Read this book immediately!"
--Brendan Slocumb, author of The Violin Conspiracy and the upcoming The Symphony of Secrets

"Mesmerizing. . . . Williams has a keen eye for detail and a lyrical voice, and her exploration of personal and collective histories is marked by maturity and compassion. The magic of the novel's moths is truly imaginative . . . [A] profoundly beautiful novel that takes legacy seriously, from a promising new writer."

"Williams melds a ghost story with a frank reflection on the complexities of Black identity in her vivid if didactic debut...This is worth a look."
--Publishers Weekly