The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Floating: A Novel

by

Floating: A Novel Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From the gifted author of A Little Piece of Sky: The poignant tale of a young woman who must come to terms with her biracial identity.

Shana Washington is the product of two very different worlds. Her white mother is a socialite with an Ivy League education; Shana’s black father has a weakness for whiskey and can’t stay faithful to any woman, but when his daughter is in peril, he always finds a way to rescue her. Hauntingly evoking the worlds represented by these three characters, Floating follows the life of Shana as she seeks acceptance—and wholeness—from white and black communities that both turn her away. When she begins a college romance with Lionel, a handsome track star with bronze-colored skin, her dreams of finding a soulmate seem tantalizingly close to coming true. Yet Lionel’s childhood demons are even more vicious than Shana’s, threatening the fragile love they can’t admit to needing.

Tracing the themes of identity, healing, and self-acceptance that won such acclaim for her debut novel, Nicole Bailey-Williams now shares a provocative new storyline for anyone who has faith in the power of self-discovery.

Synopsis:

Shana Washington struggles to terms with her identity as the child of a white mother, a well-educated socialite, and a black father, an unfaithful alcoholic with a fierce love for his daughter, as she tries to find acceptance, wholeness, and love from the white and black communities that both reject her. By the author of A Little Piece of Sky. Original.

Synopsis:

Author of the acclaimed novel A Little Piece of Sky (Harlem Moon, 2002), NICOLE BAILEY-WILLIAMS is a high-school English teacher and cohost of The Literary Review, a Philadelphia radio show. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Publishers Weekly, Black Issues Book Review, and Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing. She lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307418999
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Harlem Moon, Broadway Books
Author:
Bailey-Williams, Nicole
Author:
Williams, Nicole Bailey
Author:
Nicole Bailey-Williams
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Interracial marriage
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
205

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General

Floating: A Novel
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 205 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307418999 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shana Washington struggles to terms with her identity as the child of a white mother, a well-educated socialite, and a black father, an unfaithful alcoholic with a fierce love for his daughter, as she tries to find acceptance, wholeness, and love from the white and black communities that both reject her. By the author of A Little Piece of Sky. Original.
"Synopsis" by , Author of the acclaimed novel A Little Piece of Sky (Harlem Moon, 2002), NICOLE BAILEY-WILLIAMS is a high-school English teacher and cohost of The Literary Review, a Philadelphia radio show. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Publishers Weekly, Black Issues Book Review, and Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing. She lives in Philadelphia.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.