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One Drop My Father's Hidden Life--A Story of Race and Family Secrets

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ISBN-10: 0316008060

ISBN-13: 9780316008068

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bliss Broyard

List price: $17.99
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Ever since renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard's own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, he had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York literary elite, he maintained the faade. Now his daughter Bliss tries to make sense of his choices and the impact of this revelation on her own life. She searches out the family she never knew in New York and New Orleans , and considers the profound consequences of racial identity. With unsparing candor and nuanced insight, Broyard chronicles her evolution from sheltered WASP to a woman of mixed race ancestry.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Bliss Broyard is the author of My Father, Dancing (1999), a New York Times notable book of the year, and One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race & Family Secrets (2007). Her work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The Art of the Essay, and she is a frequent contributor to Elle Magazine and The New York Times Book Review. Broyard lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.