I lost myself in these stories with a sense of wrestling and delight, grateful for the crackles and surprises they continually delivered.” — Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams “These stories offer a sharp, clear, unsentimental vision of race in the sixties, the mingling of politics and desire, the search for place that will be both exotic and familiar to modern readers, richly historical and utterly recognizable.” — Katie Roiphe “[A] lost treasure...this jewel of a book illuminates big timeless themes of familial ties and self-determination, group affinity and individualism, lovers and the power plays between them in a way that feels completely new.”.Collins’ prose is so precise and hypnotic that no amount of rereading it feels like enough. A gem.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “For literary tastemakers, the superb stories in the late filmmaker Kathleen Collins’s Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

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[A] impressionistic, psychologically observant collection... In poignant, searching scenes and contemplations, readers will be reintroduced to a great and under-appreciated creative talent.” — Huffington Post “Make[s] you ache with the powerfully felt sense of real people who value racial parity and collaboration, the aims of art and the necessity of commerce, fearless conversation and creative isolation…Sensuous and immediate, the 16 slim, elliptical stories are built upon elegantly captured moments…hum[s] with far-seeing energy.” — Elle “Fresh and energetic.” — Harper's Magazine “[An] astonishing posthumous collection of stories from an underappreciated author…

While these are stories about the African-American experience in the 1960s, their perspective on complex subjects in American makes them as relevant today as they were then.” — Marie Claire “[A] gorgeous and strikingly intimate short story collection…

I adored this book.” — Zadie Smith, author of Swing Time “Sexy and radical and intimate.” — Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man “Sharp, tender, and precise--full of wit and pleasure.

Reading [Collins] feels likes eavesdropping on an electric historical moment from a secret perch just above the kitchen table.

Both contemporary and timeless, “From the first page you know you’re in the hands of an exceptional writer...

Collins’ stories are passionate and light-footed, angry but also delicate - they move like quicksilver... She speaks of the many-sided lives of black women with care and intelligence.

This is the magic of Collins’s voice: the firm belief that even the most private of metamorphoses sends out ripple effects far into the real world.” — Village Voice “A posthumous masterpiece...

A triumph.” — O, the Oprah Magazine “These vivid stories revisit the tumultuous ‘60s through the lives of black and white people as they connect, break apart and struggle to make sense of their identities.

— Bliss Broyard “In this slim, devastating collection, Kathleen Collins writes of interracial America like no one before or since.