Posted on March 19, 2024 at 8:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Right now it's Percival Everett's literary world and the rest of us just live in it.

As the movie adaptation of his 2001 novel Erasure grabbed attention, he was also preparing to release a new novel, James.

James takes Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as its inspiration, but the author's interviews to promote the book prove that it's far more than a retelling of that classic.

Head to Electric Literature and NPR to read about how James explores the complexity of language — what one person's use of it tells us about them, how we use it to make assumptions about a person and assign them power, etc.

The New York Times, meanwhile, highlights a few graphic novels releasing (or that have released) in March that also take imagery that we all know and put new twists on them.

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