Brown Girl, Brownstones

Paule Marshall (Author)
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Description

Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, "Brown Girl, Brownstones" is the enduring story of a most extraordinary young woman. Selina Boyce, the daughter of Barbadian immigrants, is caught between the struggles of her hard-working, ambitious mother, who wants to "buy house" and educate her daughters, and her father, who longs to return to the land in Barbados. Selina seeks to define her own identity and values as she struggles to surmount the racism and poverty that surround her. Moving and powerful, "Brown Girl, Brownstones" is both a classic coming-of-age tale and a vivid portrait of one family's struggle to achieve the American Dream.

Product Details

Price
$12.95  $11.91
Publisher
Dover Publications
Publish Date
January 15, 2009
Pages
268
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780486468327
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About the Author

Paule Marshall is the recipient of numerous honors, including a John Dos Passos Award for Literature, an American Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. She holds a distinguished chair in the creative writing program at New York University.