Danzy Senna is a good writer, but this book was so not for me. Normally I don't finish books I'm not into, but I forgot to check something else out, and I was on the subway, and I wanted to hit 50 books read by June 30th, so I powered through. The protagonist Maria and her fiancé Khalil are beige Black people, identified by a documentary filmmaker as "new people" for a film she's making of that title. (Don't worry; the book isn't that meta--or is it???)
Maria develops an obsession with a dark skinned poet, whose name we never learn. Her obsession is too intense for me, and I found Maria hard to sympathize with. I won't say more. I leave it to people who like psychological dramas more than me to review this book in full.