Erasure by Percival Everett

By Percival Everett

Percival Everett's blistering satire approximately race and writing

Thelonious "Monk" Ellison's writing profession has bottomed out: his most recent manuscript has been rejected via seventeen publishers, which stings the entire extra simply because his earlier novels were "critically acclaimed." He seethes at the sidelines of the literary institution as he watches the meteoric good fortune of We's Lives in Da Ghetto, a primary novel via a girl who as soon as visited "some family in Harlem for a number of days." in the meantime, Monk struggles with genuine kin tragedies—his elderly mom is speedy succumbing to Alzheimer's, and he nonetheless grapples with the reverberations of his father's suicide seven years earlier than.

In his rage and melancholy, Monk dashes off a unique intended to be an indictment of Juanita Mae Jenkins's bestseller. He doesn't intend for My Pafology to be released, not to mention taken heavily, however it is—under the pseudonym Stagg R. Leigh—and quickly it turns into the following substantial factor. How Monk offers with the private fallout galvanizes this audacious, hysterical, and quietly devastating novel.

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It says the word white repeatedly. ” “No,” said Dakota Fanning. “I want to stab your queen bed. I’m going to stab it with my face. Fuck everyone. I hate everything. ” Haley Joel Osment typed a word that combined three bad words. “Go away,” said Dakota Fanning. ” “Okay. I’ll replace you with the fish,” said Haley Joel Osment about a giant fish they had looked at from the steel bridge. “Okay,” said Dakota Fanning. “I want to fight you,” said Haley Joel Osment. “You would win. ” “I want to manhandle you,” said Haley Joel Osment.

Dakota Fanning said if she hadn’t fucked up she could play violin for money. She said she used to be good on violin. She said she needed to stop fucking up. Haley Joel Osment said he would help her stop fucking up. “I just need to start eating regular meals again,” she said. “Now I only eat one meal a day and then sleep right after I eat so I don’t exercise after I eat and my digestive system is fucked. ” “Just walk and drink Edensoy,” said Haley Joel Osment. ” “I laughed,” said Dakota Fanning.

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