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One drop : my father's hidden life : a story of race and family secrets / Bliss Broyard.

Broyard, Bliss, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780316163507
  • ISBN: 0316163503
  • ISBN: 9780316008068
  • Physical Description: 514 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-498) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Love at last sight -- Infinity of traces -- Avenues of flight.
Summary, etc.:
Two months before he died of cancer, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his side, to reveal a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. His daughter Bliss learned that her WASPy, privileged Connecticut childhood had come at a price. Ever since his own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, Anatole had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York literary élite, he maintained the façade. Now 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 New York and New Orleans, and considers the profound consequences of racial identity.--From publisher description.
Subject: Broyard, Anatole.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Passing (Identity)
Broyard, Bliss > Family.

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