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Alexander Chee Book Recommendations & Book Mentions

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Alexander Chee is a writer. 2021 @USForArts + @GuggFellows Fellow. Author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. Associate Prof of CW @dartmouth. Editor of Best American Essays 2022.

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Book Cover for: Quietly Hostile: Essays, Samantha Irby

Quietly Hostile: Essays

Samantha Irby
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

@andrewjskerritt Brian Broome, Punch Me Up To The Gods; Samantha Irby, Quietly Hostile; Hafizah Augustus Geter, The Black Period; Ordinary Notes, Christina Sharpe; Unfollow Me, Jill Louise Busby.

Paperback, 2023

$17.00$8.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Kingdom of Sand, Andrew Holleran

The Kingdom of Sand

Andrew Holleran
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

Loved this moment of the novel and in David Leavitt’s review of Andrew Holleran’s The Kingdom of Sand. Ht @GarthGreenwell https://books.substack.com/p/review-david-leavitt-on-andrew-holleran?s=w https://t.co/dq7DteCC7l

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation, Maud Newton

Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation

Maud Newton
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

Reading @maudnewton’s Ancestor Trouble is like following a lit fuse through the dark. I hope you’ll all read it. https://twitter.com/maudnewton/status/1473313575519375365

Paperback, 2023

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan, Randall Kenan

Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan

Randall Kenan
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

In the mail yesterday: Black Folk Could Fly, a powerful posthumous collection of essays by Randall Kenan, coming this August 9, 2022. With an introduction by Tayari Jones. https://t.co/QozScKD0Uf

Paperback, 2023

$17.95$8.98 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin, Hafizah Augustus Geter

The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin

Hafizah Augustus Geter
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

@andrewjskerritt Brian Broome, Punch Me Up To The Gods; Samantha Irby, Quietly Hostile; Hafizah Augustus Geter, The Black Period; Ordinary Notes, Christina Sharpe; Unfollow Me, Jill Louise Busby.

Paperback, 2023

$20.00$10.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories, Denis Johnson

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

Denis Johnson
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

I made this prompt after writing about Denis Johnson and the writing of Jesus’ Son for Playboy, not currently online. He had a rule that he would never write the stories he told friends, and then one day when he was broke and sick, he thought: “That’s a dumb rule.” And broke it. https://t.co/TTNM3jDKoy

Hardcover, 2018

$27.00$13.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, Brian Broome

Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir

Brian Broome
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

@andrewjskerritt Brian Broome, Punch Me Up To The Gods; Samantha Irby, Quietly Hostile; Hafizah Augustus Geter, The Black Period; Ordinary Notes, Christina Sharpe; Unfollow Me, Jill Louise Busby.

Paperback, 2022

$17.99$8.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: China Men: National Book Award Winner, Maxine Hong Kingston

China Men: National Book Award Winner

Maxine Hong Kingston
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

@cathyparkhong I teach an excerpt from China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston, for the way it shows her using research and fiction to imagine her way into the silences of the men in her family, as regards to migration.

Paperback, 1989

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity, Jill Louise Busby

Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity

Jill Louise Busby
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

@andrewjskerritt Brian Broome, Punch Me Up To The Gods; Samantha Irby, Quietly Hostile; Hafizah Augustus Geter, The Black Period; Ordinary Notes, Christina Sharpe; Unfollow Me, Jill Louise Busby.

Hardcover, 2021

$26.00$13.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: America Is Not the Heart, Elaine Castillo

America Is Not the Heart

Elaine Castillo
Alexander CheeAlexander Chee

@katalves18c A really teachable pairing for such a class would be America Is In The Heart by Carlos Bulosan, and Elaine Castillo’s America Is Not The Heart.

Paperback, 2019

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book