The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay

Available At: Rampart

Categories : Sexual, Violence

Description: Follow the journey of two young adults, Joshua and Claire, each individually shaped by the day the sky went dark, but drawn to each other because of it. 

YA Label?: Unknown

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; nudity; and self-harm.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 86: The illustration on the middle-left side of the page depicts a nude man and woman standing up. The man’s face in nuzzled into the woman’s chest.

Page 95: The illustration on the bottom-left side of the page depicts a young man with his left fist clenched while holding a knife in his right hand angled toward his wrist. The illustration on the bottom-right side of the page depicts a left arm held upward as a knife slices the wrist.

Page 111: The illustration on the bottom-right side of the page depicts a young couple in bathtub filled with bubbles. The man is leaning towards the woman with his face near her cheek. She is leaning back in the bathtub.

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