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Oreo

Author: Fran Ross
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 2000.
Series: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father, but in the big city she soon discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book. Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fran Ross
ISBN: 1555534643 9781555534646
OCLC Number: 44461973
Description: xxviii, 212 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Mishpocheh --
The cube and the pip --
Helenic letters --
Pets, playmates, pedagogues --
Tokens deposited --
Ta-ta troezen --
Periphetes --
Sinis --
Phaea --
Sciron --
Cercyon --
Procrustes, Cephissus, Apollo delphinius --
Medea, Aegeus --
Minos, Pasiphae, Ariadne--
Pandion --
A key for speed readers, nonclassicists, etc.
Series Title: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Responsibility: Fran Ross ; with a new introduction by Harryette Mullen.

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"Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father, but in the big city she soon discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book. Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest, reminiscent of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus. This is an ambitious and playful narrative that challenges not only the accepted notions of race, ethnicity, and identity, but also those of the novelistic form itself."--Jacket.

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