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Feb 04, 1992
| ISBN 9780679737452
Dec 29, 2010
| ISBN 9780307778475
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Feb 04, 1992 | ISBN 9780679737452
Dec 29, 2010 | ISBN 9780307778475
In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a "boot camp" for future American leaders. Like any good student, she was determined to succeed. But Cary was also determined to succeed without selling out. This wonderfully frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double role, in which failing calculus and winning a student election could both be interpreted as betrayals of one’s skin. Black Ice is also a universally recognizable document of a woman’s adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, "a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love."
Lorene Cary’s new novel Pride (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday, 1998; Anchor 1999) is told in the voices of four friends–“subtle, idiosyncratic characters…whose personalities seem utterly, and affectingly, distinctive,” according to The New York Times Book Review. It also praises the… More about Lorene Cary
“Probably the most beautifully-written and the most moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou’s celebrated I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”–Arnold Rampersad
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