Roxane Gay’s Book Club: ‘Red …

This time, the “Bad Feminist” author is joined by Elizabeth Acevedo, author of the award-winning YA novel “The Poet X”; Morgan Jerkins, journalist and best-selling author of “This Will Be My Undoing”; and Josh Gondelman, comedian and writer for “Desus & Mero” and author of “Nice Try.”

“Red at the Bone” is the second adult novel for Woodson, who made her name as a YA writer. Set in Brooklyn, it spans several generations of an African-American family, touching on issues of class, parenthood, race, and community. Gay called the book “stunningly written” and praised it for its prose and lush descriptions, but she said she felt like “there were 100 pages missing.”

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