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New York : Penguin Books, 1997.


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New York : Penguin Books, 1997.
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xxxv, 122 pages ; 20 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references.
"The beautiful, elegant, and ambitious Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the mother of two boys, Irene refuses to acknowledge the racism she grew up with and that continues to set limits on her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others and the secret fears they have buried within themselves." From the bookjacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, N. (1997). Passing . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, Nella. 1997. Passing. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, Nella. Passing New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Larsen, Nella. Passing Penguin Books, 1997.

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