2017 National Book Award Nominee

   Editor's Choice
   New York Times Book Review

   Jesmyn Ward's Essential New Books
   from African American Writers

   One of 12 Books To Read This August
   Chicago Review of Books

   One of 24 Incredible Books
    to Add to Your Shelf This Summer
   Huffington Post   


One of 10 Books to Read in August 
   BBC Culture  

 Winner of the Crook's Corner Prize 

 Winner of the First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American     Library Association  

 A New York Times Notable Book