9781594485077

You Are Free: Stories

  • ISBN 13:

    9781594485077

  • ISBN 10:

    1594485070

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/03/2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

From the bestselling author of Caucasia, riveting, unexpected stories about identity under the influence of appearances, attachments, and longing. Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks tantalizingly, sometimes frighteningly, between defined states: life with and without mates and children, the familiar if constraining reference points provided by race, class, and gender. Tensions arise between a biracial couple when their son is admitted to the private school where they'd applied on a lark. A new mother hosts an old friend, still single, and discovers how each of them pities-and envies- the other. A young woman responds to an adoptee in search of her birth mother, knowing it is not she.

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