One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life--a Story Of Race And Family Secrets

Paperback | September 9, 2008

byBliss Broyard

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Ever since renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard's own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">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 <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">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 <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">New York and <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">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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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 se...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.38 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316008060

ISBN - 13:9780316008068

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