Book cover for Damned If I Do

Damned If I Do



21 March 2024
192 pages
Imprint: Picador


Rooted in a profound sense of rural place, [the stories in Damned If I Do] are original and subtle, canny and soulful – full, too, of sublimely sardonic humour. As for its characters, they’re so multidimensional that their ethnicity is but one item on a long list of expectation-dashing attributes.
It's hard to pigeonhole Percival Everett. Working between the traditions of the academy and the African American tall tale, he writes with a sharp satirical voice
I think Percival Everett is a genius. He's a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him.
Clever and thought-provoking, this is a memorable collection