“Charlotte’s voice – with wit, with honesty, and a kind heart – tells a compelling story of a woman’s evaporating innocence and search for clarity. Whitegirl is a literary and emotional tour de force that also manages to address a real issue: race in America.”
– Amy Wilentz, author of Martyrs’ Crossing and The Rainy Season
“Packs real depth on many issues black and white. … In Manning’s capable hands, it is an examination of the pressured situation created when two people with high profiles embark on an interracial marriage under the prying gaze of the public eye. In this case, the reader is left with the poignant sense that this couple might have had a chance if the world had not intruded.”
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.