The Week (US)

The Other Black Girl

- By Zakiya Dalila Harris

(Atria, $27) “Poignant, daring, and darkly funny,” Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut feels like “the perfect mix of social commentary and fast-paced thriller,” said Mary Retta in NYMag .com. Nella Rogers, the only Black editorial assistant at a Manhattan book publisher, is initially thrilled that a new hire makes her one of two. But Hazel-May McCall turns out to be less ally than rival, Nella is soon receiving anonymous notes urging her to leave the company, and the accelerati­ng tale “will have you stressed and exhilarate­d in equal measure.” A “deeply alarming” conversati­on throws Hazel’s identity into question and tips this workplace drama toward horror, said Jackie Thomas-Kennedy in

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