Our sincere thanks to Casey Stepaniuk for including Lauren Russell’s Descent in Autostraddle‘s “60 Queer and Feminist Books Coming Your Way in Summer 2020.”

From the article:

Can you believe it? 60 amazing queer and/or feminist books are being published this summer! I’ve done a round-up so you don’t miss out on anything literary that is both excellent and gay….

Russell’s hybrid poetry-memoir work looks back to her own history in the gaps in her white great-great-grandfather’s diary. One of his children — by one of his former slaves — was her great-grandmother, a Black woman with no historical record of her own.

Read the full list at Autostraddle.

Read more about Descent.