We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807078983
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 592,577
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brando Skyhorse is the author of Take This Man: A Memoir and a novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, which received the PEN/Hemingway Award. He is associate professor of English at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Lisa Page directs the creative writing program at George Washington University where she is assistant professor of English. Her work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, the Crisis, Playboy, and the Washington Post Book World.

Table of Contents

Editors’ Note

College Application Essay #2
Brando Skyhorse

Secret Lives
Achy Obejas

The Inscrutable Alexander Fitten
Marc Fitten

Letter to the Lady Who Mistook Me for the Help at the National Book Awards—
or Some Meditations on Style
Patrick Rosal

Passing
Teresa Wiltz

Which Lie Did I Tell?
Trey Ellis

Negroland
Margo Jefferson

Slipping into Darkness
Lisa Page

Among the Heterosexuals
M. G. Lord

On Historical Passing and Erasure
Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Stepping on a Star
Gabrielle Bellot

Class Acts: Ways to Be Something You’re Not
Clarence Page

Jewess in Wool Clothing
Susan Golomb

Passing Ambition
Sergio Troncoso

Terror and Passing
Rafia Zakaria

Notes on Contributors

Acknowledgments

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