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Passing

Author: Larsen, Nella
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 04/02/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780142437278
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Quick overview The landmark novel about the cultural meaning of race, first published in 1929, is a remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries which tells the story of an two African-American woman who must confront lies and secret fears.
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A classic, brilliant and layered novel that has been at the heart of racial identity discourse in America for almost a century.Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage and has severed all ties to her past. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict 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.

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