Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others--and the secret fears they have buried within themselves. First published in 1929, Passing is a remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries. .
New York :, Penguin Books,, 2003
xxxv, 122 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Nella Larsen ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Thadious M. Davis
Originally published in the U.S.A. by Alfred A. Knopf, 1929
Branch Call Number:
FICTION LARSEN 2003