Oreo

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UPNE, 1974 - Fiction - 212 pages
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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

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I guess it was ok?????

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Mispoc
3
llye Cube and the Pip 1
11
Heienk Letters
23
Pets Playmates Pedagogues
37
Tokens Deposited
62
Tdta Troezevi
82
Peripetes
91
Sims
105
SciroM
138
CercYjOM
151
Procrustes Cepfassus Arjoo Detpfanius
164
MecJefl Aegeus
172
Minos Pasipbae Arifldne
187
PflndioM
193
A Key for Speed Readers Noncflssicists Etc
209
Copyright

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