By Heidi W. Durrow
Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mom and a black G.I., turns into the only survivor of a family members tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.
pressured to maneuver to a brand new urban, together with her strict African American grandmother as her parent, Rachel is thrust for the 1st time right into a ordinarily black neighborhood, the place her mild brown pores and skin, blue eyes, and sweetness carry a continuing flow of consciousness her approach. It’s there, as she grows up and attempts to swallow her grief, that she involves know the way the secret and tragedy of her mom should be hooked up to her personal doubtful id.
This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a tender biracial woman facing society’s rules of race and sophistication is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for top fiction manuscript addressing problems with social justice.
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