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Fragments That Remain

Corbin, Steven

ISBN 10: 1555832180 / ISBN 13: 9781555832186
Published by Alyson Books, 1993
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Signed 1555832180 Long inscription by Steven Corbin on front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 008767

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Title: Fragments That Remain

Publisher: Alyson Books

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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This very informative book "Fragments Than Remain" by Stephen Corbin is about racism, homophobia and dysfunctional families . "Skylar Whyte, a critically acclaimed actor, is the eldest son in a dysfunctional African American family. Fragments that Remain explores the dynamics of a family in which the lighter-complected child is favored over his darker brother. It examines the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle layers of racism within in interracial homosexual couple, and in the gay community at large,"

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Guiding the reader through a maze of racial and sexual tensions, Corbin has written a blistering novel about an embattled African American family and its eldest son's combative, interracial homosexual love affair. While filming the scene of a fire, Oscar-nominated actor Skylar Whyte is haunted by memories of a family tragedy and by the breakdown of his relationship with Evan Cabot, a popular white actor. Then he learns that his abusive father is dying in a hospital, and he is flooded with the remembered pain of his childhood. His parents' marriage had torn apart, fatally strained by father Howard Whyte's light-skinned relatives' disdain for Althea, Skylar's darker, less-educated mother. Howard had become prone to morbid, jealous violence while Althea responded by lavishing her attention on Skylar and implicitly handing over his brother Kendall to Howard. Later, Skylar repeats family pathology in his relationship with Evan. Corbin ( No Easy Place to Be ) imparts a stinging poignancy to the harmful, obsessive behaviors repeated in successive generations of a family. His unflinching examination of black self-hatred and of the compounded problems facing black gays (including the inconsistencies in gay politics regarding race) is brave and memorable.
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