206 pages

English language

Published Dec. 1, 2021 by AK Press.


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4 stars (3 reviews)

A tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world.

Grievers is the story of a city so plagued by grief that it can no longer function. Dune’s mother is patient zero of a mysterious illness that stops people in their tracks—in mid-sentence, mid-action, mid-life—casting them into a nonresponsive state from which no one recovers. Dune must navigate poverty and the loss of her mother as Detroit’s hospitals, morgues, and graveyards begin to overflow. As the quarantined city slowly empties of life, she investigates what caused the plague, and what might end it. In anguish, she follows in the footsteps of her late researcher father, who has a physical model of Detroit’s history and losses set up in their basement. She dusts the model off and begins tracking the sick and dying, discovering patterns, finding comrades in curiosity, conspiracies for the fertile …

1 edition

still terribly confused

2 stars

Content warning covid-19

Review of 'Grievers' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Un très joli roman d'anticipation, où un étrange syndrôme mortel frappe les habitants noirs de Detroit. C'est l'occasion pour l'autrice de nous parler de deuil, d'inégalités raciales, de gentrification, et de dédadence du capitalisme. Le style est fluide et poétique, on se laisse emporter par une plume qui accompagne parfaitement un récit qui oscille entre tragédie, pessismisme et optimisme.

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