Brass Ankle Blues

Brass Ankle Blues

by Rachel M. Harper
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Brass Ankle Blues by Rachel M. Harper

"When I was seven I told my father that I wanted to grow up to be invisible."

As a young woman of mixed race, Nellie Kincaid is about to encounter the strange, unsettling summer of her fifteenth year. Reeling from the recent separation of her parents, Nellie finds herself traveling to the family's lake house with only her father and her estranged cousin, leaving behind the life and the mother she is trying to forget.

As the summer progresses, Nellie will have to define herself, navigating the twists and turns of first love. At the same time, her family is becoming more and more divided by the day. Does her newfound identity require her to distance herself from those she loves, or will it draw her closer?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743296588
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 01/09/2007
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 821,563
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rachel M. Harper, a graduate of Brown University, has been published in Chicago Review, African American Review, and the anthology Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers. She lives in California.

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Brass Ankle Blues 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I was a little iffy about this book when I first got it, but I'm so glad I read it. As someone who grew up also as a mixed race, the author did an amazing job and capturing the struggle with trying to find out who you are. Great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Praise to you....Rachel Harper....this is your beginning. Through your words of quiet strength, a dignified crescendo awaits. To experience such palpable growth from one enjoyable book, seems a contradiction. I have discovered often, that difficult reading is what is necessary for growth. Not with Ms. Harpers'. She has the story and the talent to deliver.