BOOKS 

WHAT IT IS:
RACE, FAMILY,
AND ONE THINKING
BLACK MAN'S BLUES
Selected by Time magazine as "One of the Most Anticipated Books" of the season
TWIN OF BLACKNESS:
A MEMOIR
 

“Clifford Thompson has written an

elegant and important book.”

--Jo Ann Beard, author of 

The Boys of My Youth

"Twin of Blackness is a culturally important memoir that traces an artist's evolution in the post civil rights era, a literary odyssey that comes triumphantly to rest in a humanity that transcends small-spirited notions about race. Clifford Thompson is simply one of the wisest, warmest, and most trustworthy essayists writing today." 

 

--Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner and author of Middle Passage and Being and Race

LOVE FOR SALE
AND OTHER ESSAYS

Winner, 2013 Whiting Award for Nonfiction

"The triumph of this deeply satisfying essay collection is its presentation of a whole human being: immensely cultivated, likable because unfailingly honest, reasonable, mature, witty, and never less than eloquent. Clifford Thompson s perspective is that of a humane African-American male who is wary of any condescending sentimentality or group-rant, who loves jazz, movies, books, and the oddities of daily life. His prose style is consistently thoughtful, surprising and unobtrusively elegant, and the voice navigates with remarkable smoothness between personal experience and critical analysis. With this selection, he vaults to the front ranks of essayists of his generation." 

 

--Phillip Lopate

SIGNIFYING NOTHING

“On a spring evening in 1979, in the house where he had lived all of his nineteen years, Lester Hobbs did what no one had ever heard him do: he spoke. . .”

 

“A terrific novel.”

-- Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn

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