9781573227162

Caucasia

ISBN 10: 1573227161 / 1-57322-716-1
ISBN 13: 9781573227162
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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"Lucid and magnificent." --James McBride, author of The Color of Water "Senna's remarkable first novel [will] cling to your memory. There's Birdie, who takes after her mother's white, New England side of the family--light skin, straight hair. There's her big sister, Cole, who takes after her father, a radical black intellectual. It's the early seventies, and black-power politics divide their parents, who divide the sisters; Cole disappears with their father, and Birdie goes underground with their mother...Senna tells this coming-of-age tale with impressive beauty and power." --Newsweek "[An] absorbing debut novel...Senna superbly illustrates the emotional toll that politics and race take on one especially gutsy young girl's development as she makes her way through the parallel limbos between black and white and between girl and young woman...Senna gives new meaning to the twin universal desires for a lost childhood and a new adult self by recounting Birdie's struggle to become someone when she can look and act like anyone." --New York Times Book Review "Brilliant...a finely nuanced story that explores the matter of race through the eyes and heart of another white black girl."--Ms.

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"An accomplished novel of issues that doesn't offer any easy solutions but does poignantly evoke the pain and paradox of those caught in the racial crossfire."

Kirkus, 12/01/1997

Review:
"[T]his absorbing, affecting first novel explores the politics of skin color as played out in a biracial family."

Entertainment Weekly, 02/12/1999

 

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