First time in paperback-the new novel from the acclaimed author of Caucasia. McBride's The Color of Water" (Glamour), "a novel as thematically and dramatically rich as fiction can be" (Booklist). Now comes the long-awaited follow-up to her ...
es the long-awaited follow-up to her prize-winning national bestseller-a rich and psychologically astute page-turner that shocks and moves with knifelike precision and startling invention.
A young woman moves to New York City for what promises to be a dream job. Displaced, she feels unsure of her fit in the world. Then comes a look of recognition, a gesture of friendship from an older woman named Greta who shares the same difficult-to-place color of skin. On common ground, a tenuous alliance grows between two women in racial limbo. So too, does the older woman's unnerving obsession, leading to a collision of two lives spiraling out of control. A beautifully written novel, at once suspenseful, erotic, and tantalizingly clever, Symptomatic is a groundbreaking contribution to the literature of racial identity.