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Bernard, Emily, 1967- writer of introduction.
Davis, Thadious M., 1944- writer of supplementary material.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]., , ©2018.
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xxvi, 128 pages ; 20 cm.


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New York : Penguin Books, [2018]., , ©2018.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiii-xxxiv)
"Clare Kendry is living on the edge. Light-skinned, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a racist white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past after deciding to 'pass' as a white woman. Clare’s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, and is simultaneously allured and repelled by Clare’s risky decision to engage in racial masquerade for personal and societal gain. After frequenting African American-centric gatherings together in Harlem, Clare’s interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for Irene’s black identity that she abandoned and can never embrace again, and she is forced to grapple with her decision to pass for white in a way that is both tragic and telling." --back cover
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First published:,United States of America : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1929.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, N., Bernard, E., & Davis, T. M. (2018). Passing . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, Nella, Emily Bernard and Thadious M. Davis. 2018. Passing. Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, Nella, Emily Bernard and Thadious M. Davis. Passing Penguin Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, Nella., Emily Bernard, and Thadious M. Davis. Passing Penguin Books, 2018.

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