Raven Leilani’s writing is cerebral and raw, and this debut novel will establish her as a powerful new voice.

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Review of ‘Luster’

It may occur to the reader of Luster that the title has a double meaning. “A soft glow” is the dictionary definition of luster, and given that the protagonist, Edie, is an artist, that reference makes sense. But if we are to read the title as “lust-er,” as in one who lusts, that interpretation makes…

Interview with Raven Leilani

Raven Leilani discusses the want and rage of her female characters in Luster.

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