Black & White
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 & WHITEUser Review - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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