Liveright

9781324091417

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Big Girl

In her fierce debut novel, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan captures the exhausting trauma of being looked at but never seen, and the courage it takes to live loudly and take up space.

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Review of ‘Big Girl’

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan allows the reader no time to pause or get situated within her debut novel, Big Girl; once you're in, you're in. It unfurls in one long stream of messy, painful, big Black girlhood, and this intense interiority gives the novel a breathless, almost unbearable momentum. 

Though Sullivan writes every character, even minor…

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