The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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9781616200152: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Rachel, the daughter of a danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It 's there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society 's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

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Heidi Durrow is a wonderfully gifted writer who can summon a voice, a memorable character with bold, swift strokes... a gem. --Jay Parini, author of Promised Land

When I first envisioned the Bellwether Prize, I imagined all the best qualities of fiction: vivid language, compelling characters, and clear moral vision. Novels just like this one, Heidi Durrow s breathless telling of a tale we ve never heard before. Haunting and lovely, pitch-perfect, this book could not be more timely. --Barbara Kingsolver, author The Poisonwood Bible and founder of the Bellwether Prize

A remarkable novel. It unfolds its secrets with the perfect placement of a mystery - I had trouble putting it down - while its core story about a mother's desperate act recalls the insights of a writer no less than Toni Morrison. Durrow writes fearlessly about race, memory, and family - she is a writer to watch. --Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories (National Book Award Finalist)

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Inspired by a true story of a mother's twisted love, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky paints the haunting portrait of a young orphan's quest for truth. A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of Rachel's struggle as an astonishingly beautiful mixed-race child in a mostly black community. As terrible secrets begin to emerge, Rachel learns to swallow her grief and construct her self-image in a world that wants to see her as either Black or White.

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Description du livre ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL, United States, 2011. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. 206 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice. N° de réf. du libraire AAB9781616200152

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Description du livre Algonquin Books. Paperback. État : New. Paperback. 272 pages. Dimensions: 8.1in. x 5.4in. x 1.0in.Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G. I. , becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. Its there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with societys ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9781616200152

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