Passing

By Nella Larsen (Author)

Series Signature Editions

Price$17.00

Pub Date 1/7/2025

ISBN 9781454956693

Format Hardcover, Jacketed

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OVERVIEW

Irene Redfield is a light-skinned Black woman living in Harlem, New York, with her husband and two sons. After a chance encounter, Irene resumes contact with a childhood friend, Clare Kendry. Though Clare is also Black, she is even more fair-skinned than Irene and passes as a white woman—to the point that she’s married to a deeply racist white man who has no knowledge of her race. As the two women’s lives intertwine with fascination and repulsion, their troubling friendship leads them to examine the choices they’ve made and face the dangerous consequences.   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Nellallitea “Nella” Larsen (1891–1964) was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance who wrote two novels and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, what she wrote earned her recognition by her contemporaries and by present-day critics.  

Title Details

Pages 128 pages

Trim 5.25 x 8 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can

Category Classics

Carton Quantity 60

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