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Author: Nella Larsen
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1997.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The beautiful, elegant, and ambitious Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nella Larsen
ISBN: 0141180250 9780141180250
OCLC Number: 36511591
Description: xxxv, 122 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Responsibility: Nella Larsen ; with an introduction and notes by Thadious M. Davis.

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"The beautiful, elegant, and ambitious Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the mother of two boys, Irene refuses to acknowledge the racism she grew up with and that continues to set limits on her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others and the secret fears they have buried within themselves. From the bookjacket.

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Very good book, touches on a lot of issues

by neefer (WorldCat user published 2010-06-08) Excellent Permalink

This book is about marriage, just as much as it is about passing. The author examines how relationships can change as a marriage matures.

It was an excellent read. 

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