by Nella Larsen


Nella Larsen's classic exploration of American race relations, new to the Penguin English Library.

Fair, elegant, and ambitious, Clare is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage and has severed all ties to her past. Clare's childhood friend, Irene, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others - and the secret fears they have buried within themselves.

The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 128 Pages
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Published: December 2020
ISBN: 9780241472712

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