Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father; but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book, and Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest. The ambitious and playful narrative challenges accepted notions of race, ethnicity, culture, and even the novelistic form itself.
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This one is satirical, something I'd compare most closely to John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces. Young Christine (Oreo) is born to an African American woman and a Jewish American man (whose ... Read full review
I guess it was ok?????
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