The World Doesnt Require You



The World Doesnt Require You Established by the leaders of the country s only successful slave revolt in the mid nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths.Among its residents wildly spanning decades, perspectives, and species are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God s last son Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once segregated town of Port Yooga and Jim, an all too obedient robot who serves his Master As the book builds to its finish with Special Topics in Loneliness Studies, a fully realized novella, two unhinged professors grapple with hugely different ambitions, and the reader comes to appreciate the intricacy of the world Scott has created one where fantasy and reality are eternally at war.Contemporary and essential, The World Doesn t Require You is a leap into a blazing new level of brilliance Lauren Groff that affirms Rion Amilcar Scott as a writer whose storytelling gifts the world very much requires. New Download The World Doesnt Require You By Rion Amilcar Scott For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The World Doesnt Require You
  • Rion Amilcar Scott
  • 20 October 2017
  • 1631495380

8 thoughts on “The World Doesnt Require You

  1. Viral says:

    Edit 8 1 19 This review was initially posted on 6 9 19, but after seeing it get shouted out by Goodreads I ve seen a review bomb effort undertaken by some dummy accounts giving this book 1 star ratings I just wanted to let people know that, since I posted one of the earliest reviews of this book, which I acquired at BookExpo America in May.Thanks to W.W Norton for the ARC at BEA 2019 This book was phenomenal Rion Scott has written a collection of short stories here, all in different styles Edit 8 1 19 This review was initially posted on 6 9 19, but after seeing it get shouted out by Goodreads I ve seen a review bomb effort undertaken by some dummy accounts giving this book 1 star ratings I just wanted to let people know that, since I posted one of the earliest reviews of this book, which I acquired at BookExpo America in May.Thanks to W.W Norton for the ARC at BEA 2019 This book was phenomenal Rion Scott has written a collection of short stories here, all in different styles, in different time periods, all set in the same place, a fictional area in Maryland founded by slave rebels We see this region through various different periods of turmoil, past, present and future They all have elements of a magical realist style with an African American lens I ll admit, some of the stories wereenticing than others If it had just finished with that, I would probably give this a four and be done there.But the la...

  2. Annie says:

    Rion Amilcar Scott s story collection, The World Doesn t Require You, is one of the most astonishingly smart collections I ve ever read I don t think I ve read anything as brutally intelligent as Scott s stories Even before I finished the book, I wanted to gather all of the literature wonks I know and force them to read this collection as fast as humanly possible, so that we can talk about what the stories have to say, how they are constructed, and what the hell we re supposed to read next bec Rion Amilcar Scott s story collection, The World Doesn t Require You, is one of the most astonishingly smart collections I ve ever read I don t think I ve read anything as brutally intelligent as Scott s stories Even before I finished the book, I wanted to gather all of the literature wonks I know and force them to read this collection as fast a...

  3. Andre says:

    Quirky, in an Ishmael Reed kind of way A heavy helping of satire with a steady stream of wisdom This short story collection is unlike any I ve read in recent memory, mainly because it is so left field in a positive way That magical realism pops up hereandbecoming a thing in fiction and really informs the entire collection I m still on the fence as a fan of that device, though it works well here Although the stories are separate they are all connected to the fictional Cross Riv Quirky, in an Ishmael Reed kind of way A heavy helping of satire with a steady stream of wisdom This short story collection is unlike any I ve read in recent memory, mainly because it is so left field in a positive way That magical realism pops up hereandbecoming a thing in fiction and really informs the entire collection I m still on the fence as a fan of that device, though it works well here Although the stories are separate they are all connected to the fictional Cross River And never has a fictional community been built to such a feeling of real as in this work Rion Scott kicks off the fun with David Sherman, the Last ...

  4. Hannah Brown says:

    My only need to stand as I did, not in perfection, nor in mastery, nor even in competence, but in constant work and growth Ugly words carelessly arranged can derange us just like beautiful words in beautiful order Ugly derangement saps us and depletes us, devolves us to our base selves, rips feathers from the wings we ve gained from all our beautiful derangementRion Scott sows together a powerful tale of what it means to be human This collection of stories brings to the light lonelinesMy only need to stand as I did, not in perfection, nor in mastery, nor even in competence, but in constant work and growth Ugly words carelessly arranged can derange us just like beautiful words in beautiful order Ugly derangement saps us and depletes us, devolves us to our base selves, rips feathers from the wings we ve gained from all our beautiful derangementRion Scott sows together a powerful tale of what it means to be human This collection of stories brings to the light loneliness, friendship, hate, love, racism, sexism, ...

  5. Sharon says:

    It s true Every word of it Even the parts I made up Especially the parts I made up The essays from The World Doesn t Require You include biblical updates, coming of age stories, new fables, andThe tales explore African American history, slavery, power, love, personal connections, and so muchThe voices are raw and vibrant, the themes thought provoking and often uncomfortable, but always unique and never forgettable This is powerful stuff This ARC was provided by Norton, in ex It s true Every word of it Even the parts I made up Especially the parts I made up The e...

  6. Michelle says:

    Review to come.

  7. Kimberley says:

    I opted to sit with this book awhile before deciding to write a review Prior to reading this work, I had never heard of Rion Amilcar Scott, nor had I any knowledge of his debut Insurrections The book was chosen for its cover which is absolutely captivating and its blurb I was intrigued by the concept of a generation of people with an enduring connection to a place like Cross River a place that is, of course, fictional, but one that also inspires a curious sort of mindset.Let me tell you, t I opted to sit with this book awhile before deciding to write a review Prior to reading this work, I had never heard of Rion Amilcar Scott, nor had I any knowledge of his debut Insurrections The book was chosen for its cover which is absolutely captivating and its blurb I was intrigued by the concept of a generation of people with an enduring connection to a place like Cross River a place that is, of course, fictional, but one that also inspires a curious sort of mindset.Let me tell you, this is not the sort of book you pick up on a whim and read You need to be in the mood for it a fact I discovered very shortly into the first story the one about God s last son.After reading it, I walked away for a day, before reading the next story, because I felt overwhelmed by the messages I needed someone to talk to about what I d read and see if they understood it the...

  8. Lalaa says:

    I was hooked from the very first story This book grabbed me and spoke to me in a way that no book has done in a truly long time This collection of essays covers coming of age and fables stories all wra...

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