House of Cotton

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Flatiron Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.45 X 8.18 X 0.81 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250851932

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About the Author

Monica Brashears is an Affrilachian writer from Tennessee. She is a graduate of Syracuse University's MFA program. Her work has appeared in Nashville Review, Split Lip Magazine, Appalachian Review, The Masters Review, and more. House of Cotton is her debut novel

Reviews

A Most Anticipated Book of 2023: Bustle, PopSugar, Gizmodo, Book Riot, Debutiful, CrimeReads, and more!

"This is the story of someone trying to get free in a world where the paths toward freedom are winding, dark - and filled with tricksters and wolves. And Magnolia is a complex heroine, drawn to dark shadows even as she relentlessly seeks out the light." --NPR (Best Books of 2023)

"Lush and gorgeous -- and evidence of a new and decisive talent in Monica Brashears... Brashears employs language like a knife, cutting and shaping with remarkable dexterity, and the result is a wonderwork of a first book. This is a novel that sweats and broods, a story where something fretful is always boiling just under the surface." --Nashville Scene

"Magnetic, singular and completely unforgettable." --New York Times

"House of Cotton is dazzling, full of surprises, and told with a voice that's unpredictable and, more importantly, that lingers. Fans of brave fiction would be remiss to skip this one." --NPR

"Startling, vivid, and impressive... Brashears has written a lush, pictorial, and often steamy novel with an indelible heroine. Coupling classic gothic elements with a realistic portrayal of the issues facing a young, poor, Black woman with few options, the novel's many strengths culminate in a powerful and original story that will appeal to a variety of readers across fiction genres." --Booklist

"[A] haunting and macabre debut... Magnolia is a wonderfully complex character." --Publishers Weekly

"A lyrical fever dream of a novel." --Kirkus

"Mythic, agile, and alluring all at once." --Bustle

"Delightfully morbid." --PopSugar

"[A] lush and lyrical debut." --Shondaland

"A haunting and sly Southern Gothic with plenty of things to say about race, gender, and appropriation." --CrimeReads

"A novel for anyone who loved Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward." --Debutiful

"Brashears takes Magnolia's story in an array of beautifully poetic and surprisingly artful directions and--by the time it's over--we see that she has something wholly unique to say about race in America. Magnolia's distinctive voice will stay with you long after her story on the page is over." --Isaac Fitzgerald

"[A] lush and lyrical debut." --Shondaland

"Lush and gorgeous -- and evidence of a new and decisive talent in Monica Brashears... Brashears employs language like a knife, cutting and shaping with remarkable dexterity, and the result is a wonderwork of a first book. This is a novel that sweats and broods, a story where something fretful is always boiling just under the surface." --Nashville Scene

"Brashears offers a fresh new perspective on Appalachia and the American South, and Magnolia's rich voice will echo with readers long after the pages are closed." --Julia Kastner, Shelf Awareness

"A beautiful book about the strange contours of grief." --Raven Leilani, author of Luster, winner of the NBCC John Leonard Prize

"Monica Brashears is a stunning new talent. Her debut, House of Cotton, is an incredible work of harsh beauty and a novel you won't forget." --Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black

"Monica Brashears is an immense talent, and her enchanting, strikingly original prose will astonish you. Magnolia is such a vivid, tender character: whip smart but deeply innocent, traumatized but also joyful and funny. Magnolia's complex voice is nothing short of miraculous. House of Cotton is a powerful, seductive, and subversive novel." --Dana Spiotta, author of Eat the Document, winner of the Rosenthal Foundation Award

"Mystical, carnal, and written in fire. House of Cotton ushers Monica Brashears straight onto American lit's mainstage, which she should grace for a long time." --Jonathan Dee, author of The Privileges, winner of the Prix Fitzgerald