Oreo

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UPNE, 2000 - Fiction - 212 pages
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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Six-word review: Broad humor, cunning wit, multicolored language. More: This is definitely one that you have to be in the right frame of mind for. It took me a month to read 230 pages. And I have no ... Read full review

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This novel, from the 1970's, by an author who died before she wrote another novel, never deserved to be lost. It's a startling version of Candide, from the PoV of a half black, half Jewish barely ... Read full review

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Mishpocheſ
3
The Cube and the Pip
11
Helenic Letters
23
Pets Playmates Pedagogues
37
Tokens Deposited
62
Tata Troezew
82
Periphetes
91
Sinis
105
IO Sciron
138
Cercyon
151
Procrustes Cephissus Apollo Delphinius
164
Mešea Aegews
172
Minos Pasiphaė Ariadne
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Pančion
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A Key for Speed Readers Nonclassicists Etc
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