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

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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 façade. 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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A father's stunning secret sparks a life-transforming journey in this story of race, identity, and the American dream. Broyard tries to make sense of her father's choices and the impact of his revelation on her own life.

About the Author

Bliss Broyard is the author of the collection of stories, My Father, Dancing, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Her fiction and essays have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The Art of the Essay, and have appeared in Grand Street, Ploughshares, The New York Times, Elle Magazine and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316008068
Author:
Broyard, Bliss
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Passing (Identity)
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.16x5.52x1.46 in. 1.06 lbs.

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