Kiss the Sky: A Novel

Kiss the Sky: A Novel

by Farai Chideya


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From nationally acclaimed political commentator and multimedia personality Farai Chideya comes an intense and darkly funny debut novel about a woman who learns what you stand to gain--and lose--if you follow your dreams.

Sophie Maria Clare Lee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416585954
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 05/18/2010
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Farai Chideya has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her twenty-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is a senior writer at the data journalism organization FiveThirtyEight, and has taught at New York University and Harvard. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about race, politics, and culture. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Harvard University in 1990. Find out more at

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"This effervescent novel hits the right note every time. It may end up being a defining novel of the Obama generation." — Colin Channer, author of The Girl with the Golden Shoes

"Kiss the Sky crackles with raw energy...Farai Chideya's prose is smart, fast, clever, and addictive, with not only a breathless tension in the literary flow, but infused with musicality. You'll be rooting for Sophie to navigate her way through her relationships, her corporate television job, divey clubs, family dynamics, European music tours, industry sabotage, and self sabotage. Once you start reading, you won't be able to put this book down." — Lalita Tademy, author of Cane River and Red River

"Farai Chideya brings her unique brand of freshness, humor, and heartbreak to Kiss the Sky. You'll feel the heat of the lights and hear music on every page of this pop culture insider's peek behind the curtain at the elusive quest for love and fame. This novel was a rare treat!" — Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Joplin's Ghost and Blood Colony

"There are few that can sum up the social political, yet cultural divides and collides like Farai Chideya." — Chuck D, Public Enemy

"Captures the New York music scene at the turn of the millennium...memorable cast of side characters." — Publishers Weekly

"Engaging shout-out to the rock-and-roll life." — Booklist

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