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Brown Girl, Brownstones
by Paule Marshall and Edwidge Danticat




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A vivid and bittersweet classic coming-of-age tale, set in immigrant Brooklyn.

Set in Brooklyn during the Great Depression and World War II, Brown Girl, Brownstones chronicles the efforts of Barbadian immigrants to surmount poverty and racism and to make their new country home. Selina Boyce is torn between the opposing aspirations of her parents: her hardworking, ambitious mother longs to buy a brownstone row house while her easygoing father prefers to dream of effortless success and his native island's lushness.

Featuring a new foreword by Edwidge Danticat, this coming-of-age tale grapples with identity, sexuality, and changing values in a new country, as a young woman must reconcile tradition with potential and change.

"Remarkable for its courage, its color, and its natural control." --The New Yorker

"An unforgettable novel written with pride and anger, with rebellion and tears." --New York Herald Tribune

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Overview

A vivid and bittersweet classic coming-of-age tale, set in immigrant Brooklyn.

Set in Brooklyn during the Great Depression and World War II, Brown Girl, Brownstones chronicles the efforts of Barbadian immigrants to surmount poverty and racism and to make their new country home. Selina Boyce is torn between the opposing aspirations of her parents: her hardworking, ambitious mother longs to buy a brownstone row house while her easygoing father prefers to dream of effortless success and his native island's lushness.

Featuring a new foreword by Edwidge Danticat, this coming-of-age tale grapples with identity, sexuality, and changing values in a new country, as a young woman must reconcile tradition with potential and change.

"Remarkable for its courage, its color, and its natural control." --The New Yorker

"An unforgettable novel written with pride and anger, with rebellion and tears." --New York Herald Tribune



This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558614987
  • ISBN-10: 1558614982
  • Publisher: Feminist Press
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-15
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: Contemporary Classics by Women

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