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When Chana Landau begins her job as a teacher at Harvey Milk High School, she leaves the protection of her traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant, a fifteen-year-old prostitute and an accomplished writer. Flamboyant is an unforgettable novel of cultural difference, friendship, and faith.
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"There is humor in the characters' irreverence and passion in their reverence....Flamboyant is a brilliant commentator on our times."-Mary Kay Zuravleff, Washington Post Book World
"[A] big-hearted novel....Among the pleasures of reading Flamboyant are Swados' straightforward style, her perfectly-pitched rendering of the two voices, her humor and the urban realism of her prose." --Jewish Week
"Readers will applaud the compassion with which Swados, without demeaning any of her characters, negotiates a seemingly insoluble situation." --Library Journal
"Swados' captivated readers will be moved to both laughter and tears." --BooklistAbout the Author:
Elizabeth Swados is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a novelist. Her novels include Leah and Lazar and The Myth Man. She is also the author of a memoir, entitled The Four of Us. She lives in New York.
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Book Description Picador, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312204086
Book Description Picador, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312204086