If I Survive You

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery is the kind of book that you can’t decide whether you’ll read over a couple of weeks, so you can slowly soak in every perfectly-selected word and reflect on the complexities of its characters, the slow layering of thematic flavor—or if you’ll eat it up in one night because you have to know what happens next. This collection of interconnected short stories spans generations and continents as it explores the life of a family redefined by a move from Jamaica to Miami. Escoffery has a remarkable talent for making his reader double over with laughter one paragraph, only to begin tearing up the next. I had to set aside my pen after the first story when I realized I’d underlined almost every single line. Recommended by Wulfe

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ISBN: 9780374605988
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Published: MCD - September 6th, 2022

"If I Survive You is a collection of connected short stories that reads like a novel, that reads like real life, that reads like fiction written at the highest level." —Ann Patchett • "Kaleidoscopic, urgent, hilarious, revelatory and like nothing you've read before." —Marlon James "May well be the buzziest debut of 2022." Oprah Daily