Black & White

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008 - Fiction - 255 pages
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Clara Brodeur has spent her entire adult life pulling herself away from her famous mother, the renowned and controversial photographer Ruth Dunne, whose towering reputation rests on the unsettling nude portraits she took of her young daughter.

At age eighteen, sick of her notoriety as “the girl in the pictures,” Clara fled New York City, settling and making her own family in small-town Maine. But years later, when Ruth reaches out from her deathbed, Clara suddenly finds herself drawn back to the past she thought she had escaped. From the beloved author of Family History and Slow Motion, a spellbinding novel that asks: How do we forgive those who failed to protect us?
 

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BLACK & WHITE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Clara struggles to come to terms with her dying mother, famous for exploitative photos taken of Clara as a child.Were Ruth Dunne's exquisite nude photos of her younger daughter—who sensed the abuse ... Read full review

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User Review  - gkleinman - LibraryThing

Dani Shapiro is the queen of chronicling dysfunctional families. In Black & White she takes her struggles inwards with a book that focuses on a persons ability to reconcile who they were and who they ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
21
Section 3
47
Section 4
70
Section 5
96
Section 6
119
Section 7
142
Section 8
163
Section 9
192
Section 10
213
Section 11
231
Section 12
253
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About the author (2008)

Dani Shapiro is the author of four acclaimed novels, Family History, Playing with Fire, Fugitive Blue, and Picturing the Wreck, and the best-selling memoir Slow Motion. She teaches in the graduate writing program at The New School, and has written for TheNew York Times, Granta, Elle, and Ploughshares, among other magazines. She lives with her husband and son in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

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