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Black girl/white girl by Joyce Carol Oates

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Published by Harper Perennial in London .
Written in

Subjects:

  • Race relations,
  • African American college students,
  • Social conditions,
  • History,
  • Crimes against,
  • Fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

15 years after the mysterious death of Minette Swift - a 19-year-old black girl enrolled as a scholarship student in an exclusive liberal arts college - her former roommate Genna begins an unofficial enquiry into the traumatic event.

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2006.

StatementJoyce Carol Oates
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3565.A8B46 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26638231M
ISBN 100007232799
ISBN 109780007232796
OCLC/WorldCa123796910

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