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One drop : my father's hidden life : a story of race and family secrets

Author: Bliss Broyard
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Two months before he died of cancer, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his side, to reveal a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. His daughter Bliss learned that her WASPy, privileged Connecticut childhood had come at a price. Ever since his own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Anatole Broyard; Bliss Broyard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bliss Broyard
ISBN: 9780316163507 0316163503
OCLC Number: 85444109
Description: 514 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Love at last sight --
Infinity of traces --
Avenues of flight.
Other Titles: My father's hidden life
Story of race and family secrets
Responsibility: Bliss Broyard.
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A father's stunning secret sparks a life-transforming journey in this very personal story about race and a daughter's relationship with her father.  Read more...

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by bjanvier1 (WorldCat user on 2007-12-05)

Contents The Central Figures of One Drop PART I Love at Last Sight 1 PART II Infinity of Traces 135 PART III Avenues of Flight 313 Afterword 467 Acknowledgments 475 Notes on Sources 479 Bibliography 491 Illustration Credits 499 Index 501

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