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Black girl/white girl : a novel / Joyce Carol Oates.

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  • 32 of 33 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Harnett County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Angier Public Library PBK F Oat (Text) 33632002434406 Adult Fiction Available -
Harnett County Main Library F Oat (Text) 33630003511818 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0061125644
  • ISBN: 9780061125645
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2006]

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Summary, etc.:
Fifteen years ago, in 1975, Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent, terrible death. Minette Swift had been a fiercely individualistic scholarship student, an assertive even prickly personality, and one of the few black girls at an exclusive women's liberal arts college near Philadelphia. By contrast, Genna was a quiet, self-effacing teenager from a privileged upper-class home, self-consciously struggling to make amends for her own elite upbringing. When, partway through their freshman year, Minette suddenly fell victim to an increasing torrent of racist harassment and vicious slurs from within the apparent safety of their tolerant, "enlightened" campus Genna felt it her duty to protect her roommate at all costs. Now, as Genna reconstructs the months, weeks, and hours leading up to Minette's tragic death, she is also forced to confront her own identity within the social framework of that time. Her father was a prominent civil defense lawyer whose radical politics including defending anti-war terrorists wanted by the FBI would deeply affect his daughter's outlook on life, and later challenge her deepest beliefs about social obligation in a morally gray world.
Subject: Race relations > Fiction.
African American women > Pennsylvania > Fiction.
Women college students > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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