Milk Blood Heat (Paperback)

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So clear and precise and rich and complete are the worlds of Milk Blood Heat that looking back at them after reading, I'm surprised to realize they weren't full books. Moniz has a sharp, searing way of rendering bodies, spirits, and relationships, rife with memories and moments of unspoken but profound meaning. In these worlds, rumors, betrayals, unconscionable acts, and poignant connections ripple underneath the surface and hang around corners. I recommend this with a warning: it's got that kind of Flannery O'Connor-type darkness to it, so be prepared--but it also has that same degree of astonishing, intense brilliance. 

— Anna

February 2021 Indie Next List


Milk Blood Heat grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. The prose blisters with a beauty so raw and intense it borders on horrifying. With widely differing characters, voices, and settings, each story makes its own unique contribution to the collection, yet each propels the reader onward in turn. Dantiel W. Moniz is a jaw-dropping new star on the literary stage.”
— Audrey Beatty, River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury, CT

Description


SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN AND PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM AWARDSA NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION 5 UNDER 35 "Electric."--TIME"Enchanting."--Elle"Thrilling."--Glamour"Downright magical."--Boston Globe"Not only be read but felt. Like Danielle Evans and Lauren Groff, Moniz is unafraid to expose the darkened corners of the Sunshine State, and of female desire."--O, The Oprah MagazineA National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree and one of one of the most anticipated books of the year for Elle; Entertainment Weekly; BuzzFeed; O, The Oprah Magazine; Essence; and The Millions, among many others, Dantiel W. Moniz's Milk Blood Heat follows a cast of young girls, women, and men in Northern Florida who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning and the joys and pains of everyday life. This is an incendiary debut collection by an important new voice in literature.

"Stunning."--Tampa Bay Times

"In Moniz's collection, the ordinary experience of being female is laced with a kind of enchantment... Entire stories seem bathed in a warm radiance."--New York Times "Outstanding."--Atlanta Journal Constitution"Prose that is both nuanced and so lush you can taste it."--Shondaland

About the Author


DANTIEL W. MONIZ is the recipient of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award by the Key West Literary Seminars, and a Tin House Scholarship. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Paris Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, the Yale Review, Joyland, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. Milk Blood Heat is her first book. Moniz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches fiction. She lives in Northeast Florida.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802159441
ISBN-10: 0802159443
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English