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"An unforgettable novel, written with pride and anger, with rebellion and tears."—Herald Tribune Book Review

"Passionate, compelling . . . an impressive accomplishment."—Saturday Review

"Remarkable for its courage, its color, and its natural control."—The New Yorker

Selina's mother wants to stay in Brooklyn and earn enough money to buy a brownstone row house, but her father dreams only of returning to his island home. Torn between a romantic nostalgia for the past and a driving ambition for the future, Selina also faces the everyday burdens of poverty and racism.

Written by and about an African-American woman, this coming-of-age story unfolds during the Depression and World War II. Its setting—a close-knit community of immigrants from Barbados—is drawn from the author's own experience, as are the lilting accents and vivid idioms of the characters' speech. Paule Marshall's 1959 novel was among the first to portray the inner life of a young female African-American, as well as depicting the cross-cultural conflict between West Indians and American blacks. It remains a vibrant, compelling tale of self-discovery.

Dover (2009) unabridged republication of the edition published by Random House, Inc., New York, 1959.

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Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, this 1953 coming-of-age novel centers on the daughter of Barbadian immigrants. "Passionate, compelling." — Saturday Review. "Remarkable for its courage." — The New Yorker.

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This beloved coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II follows the life of Selina Boyce, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Author Danticat explores the novel's themes of identity, sexuality, and values as well as Selina's struggle against the racism and poverty surrounding her.

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Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, this 1953 coming-of-age novel centers on the daughter of Barbadian immigrants. "Passionate, compelling." — Saturday Review. "Remarkable for its courage." — The New Yorker.

Table of Contents

Book 1. A Long Day and a Long Night
Book 2. Pastorale
Book 3. The War
Book 4. Selina

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486468327
Author:
Marshall, Paule
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
West Indian Americans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.65 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, this 1953 coming-of-age novel centers on the daughter of Barbadian immigrants. "Passionate, compelling." — Saturday Review. "Remarkable for its courage." — The New Yorker.
"Synopsis" by , This beloved coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II follows the life of Selina Boyce, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Author Danticat explores the novel's themes of identity, sexuality, and values as well as Selina's struggle against the racism and poverty surrounding her.
"Synopsis" by ,
Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, this 1953 coming-of-age novel centers on the daughter of Barbadian immigrants. "Passionate, compelling." — Saturday Review. "Remarkable for its courage." — The New Yorker.
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