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Boolean Logic

ISBN: 9781736577752
Binding: Paperback
Author: Morgan Christie
Pages: 112
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 11/14/2023

"I couldn't breathe during the silent cinematic turning point in this ambitious memoir, rendered in a series of subtle, unspoken gestures. The author channels multiple story threads, building from the young narrator's delightful desires and determination to work around a rule, to a coming of age moment that is all too common for some."  —Faith Adiele, author of Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun

"A dynamite collection of essays that are heartwarming, humorous, fearless, and ferocious. These essays speak to the heart of the human condition and all its wanting and wondering and glorious mess. Christie is a writer to watch, to read, and to celebrate. Every page is a triumph."  —Terry Horstman, USA Today Sports Media contributor and nonfiction editor at the Under Review

"Boolean Logic is poetic and frank, delving into topics ranging from basketball to heroes to gun violence. Both infinitely personal and unashamedly political, this collection of wide-ranging essays illustrates a particular moment in culture through the author's particular Black experience, her athlete's perspective, and her loyalty as a daughter."
Anika Fajado, author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family

"Morgan Christie's tender and wise debut collection of lyric essays, Boolean Logic, is impossible to put down. In twelve interconnected autobiographical essays, an incisive and compassionate speaker explores topics ranging from generational relationships, to racial injustice, to gender inequality in sports, to pop culture and the myriad ways love heals. Readers of Ross Gay, Jennifer Croft, Alexander Chee, and Kiese Laymon will adore Christie's precise and radiant writing. This is a work of extraordinary power."  —Kathryn Savage, author of Ground Glass


Morgan Christie's essays, stories, and poems have appeared in Room, Callaloo, The Hawai'i Review, Sport Literate, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Variations on a Lobster's Tale, was the winner of the 2017 Alexander Posey Chapbook Prize and her first full-length short story manuscript, THESE BODIES (Tolsun Books, 2020), was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction. Her most recent poetry chapbook, when they come (Black Sunflowers Press, 2021) is featured in the Forward Arts Foundation's National Poetry Day exhibit. She is the 2022 Arc Poetry Poem of the Year Prize recipient and her collection People Without Wings (Black Sunflowers Press, 2021) is the winner of the 2022 Digging Chapbook Series Prize. Her newest poetry chapbook à genoux (Black Sunflowers Press) was published in 2023, and her novella Liddle Deaths (Stillhouse Press) is due out in 2024. Morgan is currently based out of North Carolina and is at work on her second collection of short stories.