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Milk Blood Heat

By: Dantiel W. Moniz
Narrated by: Machelle Williams
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A livewire debut from Dantiel W. Moniz, one of the most exciting discoveries in today's literary landscape, Milk Blood Heat depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all. Set among the cities and suburbs of Florida, each story delves into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. These intimate portraits of people and relationships scour and soothe and blast a light on the nature of family, faith, forgiveness, consumption, and what we may, or may not, owe one another.

A 13-year-old meditates on her sadness and the difference between herself and her White best friend when an unexpected tragedy occurs; a woman recovering from a miscarriage finds herself unable to let go of her daughter - whose body parts she sees throughout her daily life; a teenager resists her family's church and is accused of courting the devil; servers at a supper club cater to the insatiable cravings of their wealthy clientele; and two estranged siblings take a road trip with their father's ashes and are forced to face the troubling reality of how he continues to shape them.

©2021 Dantiel W. Moniz (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Wonderful

Feast was definitely my favorite. A must read novel filled with amazing short stories. Listened at 1.5 speed

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Fantastic stories.

At times dark, always griping, deeply relateable. originally downloaded to hear the story "exotics" but each story was just as moving as "exotics" was expected to be.

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I just finished and I have no idea what just happened

They should have had a different person reading each small story. With the same voice all of the stories ran together yet they were so different it may have been a better book if read. I don’t recommend it on audible.

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Very Interesting and REAL!

This book is SOOO RAW AND REAL with the short stories! Each character brings up an inquisitive feeling out of me that drew me close to each story! Check the book out!

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Everyone Story Is a Gen

All the stories are great. “Milk Blood Heat,” “Feast,” and “The Hearts of Our Enemies” are my favorites. Highly recommend this book.