Black Girl/White Girl

Black Girl/White Girl

by Joyce Carol Oates
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Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

In 1975 Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent death partway through their freshman year. Minette Swift had been assertive, fiercely individualistic, and one of the few black girls at their exclusive, "enlightened" college—and Genna, daughter of a prominent civil defense lawyer, felt duty-bound to protect her at all costs. But fifteen years later, while reconstructing Minette's tragic death, Genna is forced to painfully confront her own past life and identity...and her deepest beliefs about social obligation in a morally gray world.

Black Girl / White Girl is a searing double portrait of race and civil rights in post–Vietnam America, captured by one of the most important literary voices of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061125652
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2007
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 360,431
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Hometown:

Princeton, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

June 16, 1938

Place of Birth:

Lockport, New York

Education:

B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961

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Black Girl/White Girl 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Hello? Is anyone here.
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Okay Cc. If you truly love him. I just want what's best for you. *he walks away with his head down softly crying*
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Min is diffrent from urs
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This is 10. Go to 2 res. Before this one
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If they get on at the same time then ill know because that doesnt just happen