Platitudes

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Vintage Books, 1988 - Fiction - 183 pages
7 Reviews
A playful, irreverent, hilarious novel about the coming of age of two black middle-class teenagers, sex-starved in New York City, is told by a man and a woman from different points of view. 6 photos.

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Review: Platitudes: & the New Black Aesthetic

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Review: Platitudes: & the New Black Aesthetic

User Review  - Steve Kettmann - Goodreads

I loved this book in a lot of ways, and recommend it - but the first half was too cluttered with writerly tricks for my taste. Another reader might love each and every one of those gambits (excerpts ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Trey Ellis has been a professional novelist and screenwriter for eleven years and is the author of "Platitudes" and "Home Repairs." He and his wife live in Santa Monica, California.