Passing

Passing

Book - 2002
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A reprint of Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen's 1929 novel in which Irene, an African-American woman with a comfortable life, is disturbed by the return of a childhood friend, Clare, who has passed for white since adolescence and now wants to rejoin the African-American community.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780375758133
0375758135
Branch Call Number: F LAR
Characteristics: lxxxv, 206 p. ; 21 cm.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 5.0 60413.
Call Number: F LAR

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jnewday
Feb 24, 2019

Beautifully written. How one person can live in two worlds. When racial identity often imprisons and limits, forcing the normal human spirit into a cage constructed of repressive restrictions.

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MaryJoSchifsky
Jul 27, 2018

Recc by Goodreads Jul 2018

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advega718
Sep 14, 2015

Definitely an important and complicated novella of the Harlem Renaissance. Psychologically charged and dark.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 13, 2013

An important novel of the Harlem Renaissance. Also see the book and film "Imitation of Life," which explores a similar subject (a light-skinned black character "passing" as white).

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