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Black Girl White Girl

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Black Girl White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
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A controversial, painfully intimate depiction of race in America by the esteemed author of `We were the Mulvaneys', `Blonde' and `The Falls'.Fifteen years after the mysterious death of Minette Swift - a 19-year-old black girl enrolled as a scholarship student in an exclusive liberal arts college - her former roommate Genna begins an unofficial enquiry into the traumatic event. In reconstructing the girls' tumultuous freshman year at the college, Genna is led also to reconstruct her life as the daughter of a famous `radical-hippie-lawyer' of the 1960s among whose clients were anti-Vietnam war protesters wanted by the FBI.What follows is a gripping and personal portrayal of 'black' and 'white' in America in the years of crisis following the end of the Vietnam War, and the ignominious exposure and fall of President Richard Nixon.

Author Biography

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including `We Were the Mulvaneys', which was an Oprah Book Club Choice, and `Blonde', which was nominated for the National Book Award. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Fourth Estate Ltd
Pages
448
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780007232796
Product ID
1661577

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