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— Bliss Broyard “In this slim, devastating collection, Kathleen Collins writes of interracial America like no one before or since.

[A] impressionistic, psychologically observant collection... In poignant, searching scenes and contemplations, readers will be reintroduced to a great and under-appreciated creative talent.” — Huffington Post “Make[s] you ache with the powerfully felt sense of real people who value racial parity and collaboration, the aims of art and the necessity of commerce, fearless conversation and creative isolation…Sensuous and immediate, the 16 slim, elliptical stories are built upon elegantly captured moments…hum[s] with far-seeing energy.” — Elle “Fresh and energetic.” — Harper's Magazine “[An] astonishing posthumous collection of stories from an underappreciated author…

While these are stories about the African-American experience in the 1960s, their perspective on complex subjects in American makes them as relevant today as they were then.” — Marie Claire “[A] gorgeous and strikingly intimate short story collection…

The best reason to read this book is simply that it is fantastic: original, provocative, revelatory and bursting with life.” — Los Angeles Times “A multidimensional revelation...

Delves deep into modern history and personal experience to yield, in calm yet prismatic phrases, urgent and deeply affecting insights into her times, which echo disturbingly today...

In “Only Once,” a woman reminisces about her charming daredevil of a lover and his ultimate—and final—act of foolishness.

Collins’s work seamlessly integrates the African-American experience in her characters’ lives, creating rich, devastatingly familiar, full-bodied men, women, and children who transcend the symbolic, penetrating both the reader’s head and heart.I lost myself in these stories with a sense of wrestling and delight, grateful for the crackles and surprises they continually delivered.” — Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams “These stories offer a sharp, clear, unsentimental vision of race in the sixties, the mingling of politics and desire, the search for place that will be both exotic and familiar to modern readers, richly historical and utterly recognizable.” — Katie Roiphe “[A] lost treasure...this jewel of a book illuminates big timeless themes of familial ties and self-determination, group affinity and individualism, lovers and the power plays between them in a way that feels completely new.”.— Daphne Merkin “Kathleen Collins has the dramatist’s gift for multiple voices and viewpoints...How well she understands mixed motives, emotions and bloodlines. Elective and compulsive affinities, both intellectual and erotic. And how lucky we are to have these stories.” — Margo Jefferson, author of Negroland “This book is one of the most eloquent statements I have read of what it was like to be black and young and alive in the 1960s.Collins’ prose is so precise and hypnotic that no amount of rereading it feels like enough. A gem.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “For literary tastemakers, the superb stories in the late filmmaker Kathleen Collins’s Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

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