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Oreo (Northeastern Library of Black Literature)

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Publisher Comments:

This uproariously funny satire about relations between African Americans and Jews is as fresh and outrageous today as when it was first published in 1974.

Synopsis:

Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father; but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book, and Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest. The ambitious and playful narrative challenges accepted notions of race, ethnicity, culture, and even the novelistic form itself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555534646
Foreword:
Mullen, Harryette
Author:
Mullen, Harryette
Foreword by:
Mullen, Harryette
Foreword:
Mullen, Harryette
Author:
Ross, Fran
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Jewish girls
Subject:
Birthfathers
Subject:
African American girls
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
REV
Series:
Northeastern Library of Black Literature
Series Volume:
104-493
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.23x5.56x.72 in. .69 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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Product details 224 pages Northeastern University Press - English 9781555534646 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father; but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book, and Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest. The ambitious and playful narrative challenges accepted notions of race, ethnicity, culture, and even the novelistic form itself.
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