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The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl


(Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Literary Fiction)

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller.

  • PRODUCT INFO (Hardcover)

    ISBN: 9781982160135
    Publisher: Atria Books
    Language: English
    Page Count: 357
    Publication Date: 6/1/2021
    Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" 
    Author Zakiya Dalila Harris

    “Filled with twists both unsettling and unexpected . . . such a timely read.”– TIME

    “A thrilling, edgier Devil Wears Prada that explores privilege and racism.”– Washington Post

    “Harris’ genre-bending evisceration of workplace privilege is set to become the debut of the summer.”– Entertainment Weekly

    “Harris isn't afraid of taking risks in this book, pushing the plot to thrilling heights. As extraordinary as The Other Black Girl's story becomes, it's rooted in all-too-real social problems.”– Oprah Daily

    “Wholly earned brilliance. Harris makes her entrance as an author with singular style. Whatever she does next might seem quieter, but watch for it: It will be brilliant.”– NPR

    “Funny and subversive, this debut about the trials of a Black assistant at a mostly white publishing house uses suspense, horror and satire to bring home the toll of workplace racism.”– People

    “A debut novel that is the perfect mix of social commentary and fast-paced thriller. Poignant, daring, and darkly funny, The Other Black Girl will have you stressed and exhilarated in equal measure through the very last twist.”– Vulture

    “Riveting, fearless, and vividly original. This is an exciting debut.”– EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

    “Witty, inventive, and smart, The Other Black Girl goes deeper to take on class privilege, race, and gender in a narrative that slyly plays along the edges of convention. Zakiya Dalila Harris’s debut is a brilliant combustion of suspense, horror, and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned.”– WALTER MOSLEY, internationally bestselling author of Devil in a Blue Dress

    “A satire of the clueless racial politics at a prestigious literary house with, in its second half, a horror-movie twist."– Wall Street Journal

    “Filled with twists and moments that make you think, Zakiya Dalila Harris’ The Other Black Girl is the sharp, compulsive thriller you need this June.”