Passing For Black

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Passing For Black

Passing For Black Being black the right kind of black was difficult It was like being in a cult a secret society with rules as fluid as waves In the six years that Angela Wright has been with her fianceKeith Redfield

  • Title: Passing For Black
  • Author: Linda Villarosa
  • ISBN: 9780758223876
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being black, the right kind of black, was difficult It was like being in a cult a secret society with rules as fluid as waves In the six years that Angela Wright has been with her fianceKeith Redfield, her life has settled neatly into place Keith, a professor of African American history, has helped her become comfortable in her own skin And Angela s career at DesiBeing black, the right kind of black, was difficult It was like being in a cult a secret society with rules as fluid as waves In the six years that Angela Wright has been with her fianceKeith Redfield, her life has settled neatly into place Keith, a professor of African American history, has helped her become comfortable in her own skin And Angela s career at Desire magazine is thriving She s got nothing to worry about or so she thinks.Angela s best friend Mae is always there to ground her, whether they re joking about the importance of good hair or gossiping about their rival Tatiana Braithwaite a milk chocolate Barbie with beauty, breeding, and an irritating knack for perfection Mae reminds Angela how lucky she is to have found a successful, single brother But when a chance meeting leaves Angela consumed with desire for an intriguing stranger, she impulsively decides to follow wherever it may lead from outrageous underground sex parties to intimate encounters that are both torrid and tender.Now everything Angela has come to believe about sex, love, identity, and race is called into question as this explosive new passion blows her world wide open.Linda Villarosa is a freelance writer and editor She is a former editor of both the New York Times and Essence Magazine, where she wrote a number of award winning articles The author of Body Soul The Black Women s Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well Being, a Blackboard Bestseller, Linda has also written several other books She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner and two children Passing For Black is her first novel Passing for Black is Kissing Jessica Stein meets Good Hair The characters are outrageous and real and heartfelt Linda Villarosa has written an important, entertaining debut Brava Benilde Little, author of Who Does She Think She Is Passing for Black weaves issues of identity and sexuality into an engaging tale of love, passion and family Finally the story we ve been waiting for, delivered in page turning, finely written prose by one of my favorite writers E Lynn Harris, New York Times bestselling author Passing for Black is a lively page turner that follows the complicated process of coming out as African American and female and middle class It is a sweet, romantic, and sometimes funny tale, brushed nicely with issues of race, class and sexuality As Angela tumbles along her journey to self discovery, I found myself rooting for her to find the way Staceyann Chin Passing for Black is a sophisticated, sexy romp of a novel with characters who resemble real life Ebony Magazine, Hot Pick, June 2008 Linda Villarosa makes Passing for Black wholly engaging It is a quick and fun read, hard not to smile Gary M Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News Passing for Black addresses important issues such as race and sexuality, but one of the many things I loved about it was how all of the characters are so authentically and richly flawed That contributed to its sexiness Heather O Neill, afterellen In Passing for Black, Linda Villarosa s fast paced debut, you ll get an interesting twist on the love triangle Essence, Top 10 Summer Sizzlers, June 2008

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    1. jo on said:

      the writing is competent and the issues seem intriguing, but the lesbian interaction is dealt with quite clumsily, in my opinion. a shame, because intersections of race and sexuality are always fascinating. *****************UPDATE. mistinguettes made me pick this up again. almost done!*****************okay. so, i learned a bit about homosexuality in black communities by reading this book, reading e. lynn harris Invisible Life and watching Pariah. of course i realize these are three texts, but i' [...]

    2. Alena on said:

      First novel by Linda Villarosa. Quick read that was refreshingly different from usual lesfic novels, mostly in a good way.I came across it because it was mentioned/reviewed by afterellen. And seriously? You can't guess the lesbian content from the blurb or the cover. I'm all for lesbian authors/novels being published by non-queer publishing houses, but how on earth am I supposed to find them when they don't tell me that that is what's in the book. But that's another story.I've had this window op [...]

    3. J on said:

      (FROM JACKET)"Being black, the right kind of black, was difficult. It was like being in a cult-a secret society with rules as fluid as waves"In the six years that Angela Wright has been with her fiance Keith Redfield, her life has settled neatly into place. Keith, a professor of African-American history, has helped her become comfortable in her own skin. And Angela's career at "Desire" magazine is thriving. She's got nothing to worry about-or so she thinksAngela's best friend Mae is always there [...]

    4. Rena on said:

      I felt compelled to re-read Passing for Black after I found it in my desk at work. On my first reading, I gave it 4.5 stars, enjoying the dialogue but feeling as if the issues of intersectionality between blackness and sexuality and sistahood were solved a little too neatly in only 274 pages. Reading it again, I still feel the exact same way, and I also think the secondary characters were caricatures, and not fleshed enough. But underneath it all, the realness of bougie black life still makes th [...]

    5. Adrienna on said:

      The title of the book made me think that there was a character with insecurities with their color, and passed for black. However, this is not what the book is about, but deals with insecurities though. I did not want to finish the bookt, the ending in a few sentences tells why this book is titled "passing for black".

    6. Helen on said:

      I purchased this at the Atlanta Black Gay Pride. I'd began reading it on the plane back and couldn't put it down until yesterday when I read the last page. It was definitely a page turner!

    7. Mistinguette Smith on said:

      the most fun I've had reading "lesbian. romance fiction " in a long time! I hope she writes a sequel.

    8. Jeanetta on said:

      The protagonist and her choices annoyed me. The love interest as described in the book looks nothing like the woman on the cover. In fact, they aren't even from the same ethnic group.

    9. Chams on said:

      Interesting read, but too many issues to address in this one book. So much so that there was no real depth and development. Some parts seemed hurried, just to get to an ending. Stereotypes galore.

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