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Almost Brown by Charlotte Gill
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Jun 06, 2023 | ISBN 9780593443019

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Almost Brown is that rarest of things: a memoir that is both deeply intimate and intellectually ambitious. It fearlessly examines race and the issue of belonging, and at the same time is a tender, touching, often very funny tale of growing up and finding your way. Charlotte Gill is a narrator you come to love.”—Susan Orlean, author of The Library Book

“Brilliantly observed and astute with sharp and tender character descriptions, Almost Brown is a gorgeous telling of a complicated family history and an essential exploration of race and belonging. Gill writes with her multifold gifts of lyricism, sly humor, and an expansive understanding of what it means to have your entire identity marred by generations of dysfunction, racism, diaspora, and childhood instability. Here is a memoir teeming with abundant heart, truth, and grace, as narrated to us by an expert writer with dazzling vision.”—Lindsay Wong, author of The Woo-Woo

“Beautifully written and appropriately irreducible, this book hit me in all sorts of funny-tender spots. Through immersive investigation and sharp social commentary, Gill overturns humanist platitudes and dicey purisms while recognizing the ongoing power of colonial hierarchies and racial arrangements. . . . A truly moving and insightful book.”—Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life

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