Luster Summary
Raven Leilani

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Luster Overview

Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, follows Edie, a 23-year-old artist who meets a married man online. When he tells Edie he has an open marriage that comes with rules set up by his wife, Edie thinks she will be able to follow the guidelines. However, when Edie loses her job and moves in with his wife and adopted daughter, the official rules are obliterated, and all four of their lives are irrevocably changed in ways none of them could have predicted. The novel explores race, memory, isolation, identity, and the tension between reality and fantasy,