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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Author : Durrow, Heidi W.

This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl – and society’s ideas of race, class, and beauty.

Edition : Reprint
Format : Paperback

$5.50

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Condition : Very Good
ISBN13 : 9781616200152
ISBN : 1616200154
Date Published : 2010
Publisher : Algonquin Books

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