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7 edition of Drinking coffee elsewhere found in the catalog.

Drinking coffee elsewhere

by ZZ Packer

  • 237 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans -- Fiction,
  • African American women -- Fiction,
  • Young women -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementZZ Packer.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3616.A335 D75 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination238 p. ;
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3570414M
    ISBN 101573222348
    LC Control Number2002073971

    Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a collection of short stories that speaks of growing up black. It is laced with strong characters, a memorable feat when an author only has a few pages to invoke empathy. Few short stories are able to satiate my reading lust. I find myself surprised by their endings and upset that they are over so by: 9.   Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is not really limited by this. Instead, there is a sense of a talented writer testing and pushing at those limits, ringing as many changes as possible within her fictional world.4/4(9).

      Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - Ebook written by ZZ Packer. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Drinking Coffee Elsewhere/5(26). Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer. The acclaimed debut short story collection that introduced the world to an arresting and unforgettable new voice in fiction, from multi-award winning author ZZ Packer Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with.

      Dina envisions herself drinking coffee elsewhere--in other words, leading a "Starbucks" existence away from the pain of her mother's death and the boarded-up row houses in decaying inner-city Baltimore. Not denial in the strictest sense, nor is it escapism. Rather, it reads as a deep longing for deliverance to a better existence.   ZZ Packer is the author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (). Frequently published in such journals as The New Yorker and Granta, she is at work on a novel, The Thousands, which explores the lives of former Louisiana slaves in forming a labor movement, as well as the fates of African-American "buffalo soldiers" assigned in the Southwest to battle the Author: ZZ Packer.


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The girl's bathroom at camp is the setting for a clash between an all-black and an all-white Brownie troop in "Brownies". And two young women prod the boundaries of friendship and love in "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere".

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Not only is she shallow, entitled, unknowingly racist, and a bad mother, but she has not progressed one Author: ZZ Packer. ZZ Packer (born Janu Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer of short the National Book Foundation named her a 5 under 35 honoree for Drinking Coffee ElsewhereBorn: Zuwena Packer, Janu (age.

Drinking coffee elsewhere takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong, from a Girl Scout camp, where a troupe of black girls are confronted with a group of white girls, whose defining feature turns out to be not their race but their disabilities; to the Million Man March on Washington, where a young man must decide where his allegiance to his father.

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ZZ Packer is a talented writer who challenges her audience to examine these aspects of life through her story, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Through several short stories in this collection, it is evident that identities and labels have a huge negative impact.

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