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Passing (Paperback)
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Passing (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 24/04/2003
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780142437278
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 131 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 10 mm

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Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“An essential thrilling read on racism in the 1920s”

Passing, by Nella Larsen, is a beautiful novella about racism in the 1920s.

Light skinned Irene's life turns upside down when she meets an old school friend Clare Kendry, who admits that she has been... More

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