Passing by Nella Larsen is the story of two middle class African-American women who can “pass” for white. One does so entirely, even hiding her ancestry from her husband, while the other passes only on occasion for convenience. Trouble arrives when their worlds collide. What follows is a tightly-wound psychological drama that explores race, class and the confines of women's lives in 1920s America.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3523.A7225 P37 2002
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Dawn Bonker, Public Relations Writer
Rating: Highly Recommended