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Rahsaan’s Records

By Mathea Morais

Release Date: 8/27/2019

ISBN: 9781948705585 | eBook ISBN: 9781948705592

A Love story pressed to vinyl

Octavian Munroe is haunted by the life and death of his older brother in one of the most racially segregated cities in the country. Mina Rose has never quite fit in and wishes she was anything but white. Once lovers, now estranged, they both left St. Louis for fresh starts in the wake of grief and heartbreak.

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death and the awakening of the Black Lives Matter movement, Octavian and Mina travel homeward. The record shop where they fell in love as teenagers is closing for good, sparking a desire for closure of their own.

A raw, powerful story of love and loss, Rahsaan’s Records reckons with how fear shapes even the most fleeting collisions between friends, neighbors, and strangers.

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About Mathea Morais

Mathea Morais was raised in St. Louis and earned a degree in Literature from NYU. She began her career writing about hip hop culture and music for The Source and Trace Urban Magazine. She studied writing under Bret Anthony Johnston (author of Remember Me Like This and Director of Creative Writing, Harvard) and acclaimed essayist and short story writer Jessica Treadway. She currently lives on Martha’s Vineyard, where she teaches English and founded the High School Creative Writing Collaborative with Alexander Weinstein.