Book White Rat Stories (Harlem Moon Classics) The Amazing Fast Gayl Jones Natasha Tarpley

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Book Info: Paperback, 176 pages Book's Category: "Short Stories"
White Rat: Stories (Harlem Moon Classics)
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Date of Publication: November 22nd 2005 by Harlem Moon (first published 1977) Book Stars: 3.64 of 5 stars
Language of Book: English Author's Name:
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Originally published in 1977, White Rat contains twelve provocative tales that explore the emotional and mental terrain of a diverse cast of characters, from the innocent to the insane.
In each, Jones displays her unflinching ability to dive into the most treacherous of psyches and circumstances: the title story examines the identity and relationship conundrums of a black m Originally published in 1977, White Rat contains twelve provocative tales that explore the emotional and mental terrain of a diverse cast of characters, from the innocent to the insane.
In each, Jones displays her unflinching ability to dive into the most treacherous of psyches and circumstances: the title story examines the identity and relationship conundrums of a black man who can pass for white, earning him the name âWhite Ratâ as an infant, âThe Womenâ follows a girl whose mother brings a line of female lovers to live in their home, âJevataâ details eighteen-year-old Freddyâs relationship with the fifty-year-old title character, âThe Coke Factoryâ tracks the thoughts of a mentally handicapped adolescent abandoned by his mother, and âAsylumâ focuses on a woman having a nervous breakdown, trying to protect her dignity and her private parts as she enters an institution.
In uncompromising prose, and dialect that veers from northern, educated tongues to down-home southern colloquialisms, Jones illuminates lives that society ignores, moving them to center stage.

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