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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593317334
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Pantheon - May 2nd, 2023

The characters, the dialogue, the setting all go down as smooth as butter. The topic, however—the intersection of sports entertainment, slavery, and incarceration—is more like swallowing a bundle of sharp rocks, dynamite and knives. It is a testament to Adjei-Brenyah's unparalleled ability as a storyteller that this book is as compulsively readable as it is—and to his talent for nuanced, razor sharp writing, that enjoying this book means you're taking part in the very systems that he absolutely destroys with this book.