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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Anna Fields,Joyce Carol Oates
  • ISBN:
    0792745132
  • ISBN13:
    978-0792745136
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  • Publisher:
    Sound Library (October 2006)
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    Genre Fiction
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In 2006 Joyce Carol Oates released two novels (Missing Mom and Black Girl/White Girl), a new collection of short stories (High Lonesome), and another novel under her pseudonym Lauren Kelly (Blood Mask).

In 2006 Joyce Carol Oates released two novels (Missing Mom and Black Girl/White Girl), a new collection of short stories (High Lonesome), and another novel under her pseudonym Lauren Kelly (Blood Mask).

This book by Joyce Carol Oates is quite different than any of her other books I've read. A girl from a very dysfunctional family narrates the story. She has quite an imagination and sees relationship with her Black college roommate far more meaningful than her roommate. She carries her feelings for her roommate into her adulthood, long after the roommate dies, thinking of her as a sister who died at age 18. I found the book a little strange and had a difficult time relating to the tale. The sexual and violent content is from the narrators childhood memory.

Black Girl,/White Girl - Joyce Carol Oates. All this time, I have been alive. I have been living, I have even acquired a professional reputation in my field, and Minette Swift has been dead. Black Girl, White Girl. I have been aging, and Minette Swift has remained nineteen. I am a woman of middle age, Minette is still a girl. I wonder at the strangeness of this! Who deserves to live, and who deserves to die.

Black Girl/White Girl book.

Black Girl, White Girl is a searing double portrait of black and white, of race and civil rights in post-Vietnam America, captured by one of the most important literary voices of our time. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Joyce Carol Oates has never been shy about peering into the darkest corners of American culture. Her best books - Blonde, Zombie and Black Water - showcase her fascination with violence, her almost vampiric ability to tap into the subconscious of her troubled characters and her taste for appropriating real-life tragedy. Oates’s latest offering, Black Girl, White Girl, is no exception. Genna Hewett-Meade, the white girl of the title, is the daughter of a radical activist lawyer whose dealings with Vietnam protestors, the Black Panthers and various left-wing fugitives from justice have sentenced his family to a lifetime of . surveillance and attendant paranoia.

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A controversial, painfully intimate depiction of race in America by the esteemed author of & were the Mulvaneys', & and & Falls'.

A controversial, painfully intimate depiction of race in America by the esteemed author of & were the Mulvaneys', & and & Falls'. Fifteen 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.

Although Black Girl/White Girl has grand ambitions to speak about race and radicalism in America, it never really catches fire as historical or social fiction. There is something a bit too pat and underdeveloped about Oates's larger vision, for instance in the rather facile way she counterpoises Genna's great-grandfather's involvement with the anti-slavery Underground Railroad and her father's entanglement with the anti-Vietnam war underground. Yet how swiftly and crudely the personal becomes the racial! As if, beneath ordinary hatred, there is a deeper, more virulent and deadly racial hatred to be tapped

A tale of betrayal and betraying, Black Girl, White Girl is set in the mid-1970s on the campus of Schuyler, an East Coast . In this bold and distressing novel, Joyce Carol Oates subjects American race relations to her relentless scrutiny.

A tale of betrayal and betraying, Black Girl, White Girl is set in the mid-1970s on the campus of Schuyler, an East Coast women's college proud of its liberal traditions an. She has done so before in her many novels, but never with such honesty and penetration. A tale of betrayal and betraying, Black Girl, White Girl is set in the mid-1970s on the campus of Schuyler, an East Coast women's college proud of its liberal traditions and scholarships for "people of colour".

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Black Girl/White Girl is a beautifully written exploration of the complexities of race, family and the impact of social pressure. A privileged white girl, Genna, made by her radical lawyer father to feel deeply guilty about her privileges, tries to relate to her room-mate Minette, an emotionally disturbed daughter of a prominent black preacher. Both struggle to adjust to the harsh social norms of an elite college. Both struggle to deal with domineering fathers. Genna also has to deal with her beautiful, insecure, pill-popping mother enraged by her husband's abandonment. Joyce Carol Oates avoids the cliches of much writing about relations between black and white in America. She shows us the complex impact of American racism and how difficult it is to unravel feelings about race within one's own self. Rejection of overt racism becomes an inverted kind of racial bias that for Genna leads to her inability to deal effectively with her difficult roommate. Oates evokes a time in America when racial and social hatred dominated public life and when supposedly "good" people were willing to kill for their beliefs. Despite desperate, self-denigrating efforts, Genna fails to help Minette. She acquires new levels of guilt when her roommate dies in a fire and she inadvertently betrays her father to a life in prison. One of the few books I have read that I knew immediately I would have to read again.
tamada
This book by Joyce Carol Oates is quite different than any of her other books I've read. A girl from a very dysfunctional family narrates the story. She has quite an imagination and sees relationship with her Black college roommate far more meaningful than her roommate. She carries her feelings for her roommate into her adulthood, long after the roommate dies, thinking of her as a sister who died at age 18. I found the book a little strange and had a difficult time relating to the tale.

The sexual and violent content is from the narrators childhood memory.

Oates went way out with her imagination for this story line. I would hesitate to recommend it heartily though it was thought provoking to some extent.
Kirizius
I was mesmerized by the story and the way Oates' once again captures us from the point of view of a young women affected by her family's function, or dysfunction. I couldn't put this book down. And, at the end, the reader is satisfied with the conclusions, explanations, doubts, shifts, and emotions evoked in this really tragic tale.
Thorgahuginn
I had heard so much about Joyce Carol Oates and I decided to read one of her books. Sadly, this one didn't really hold my interest and I didn't like Oates' style. I am not sure I would give her another go and read another book by her after reading this one.
Dream
JCO is a writing machine. Clearly that is her life. She'll pick a theme or subject and then write. The average novel of her output is not optimistic, but you can count on it to be well written. This one is above average re her output and has some very serious social statements (not unlike Tom Wolfe) not taking sides in the current political climate.
Ffyan
Guilt-ridden white girl compulsively determined to befriend sullen taciturn and mistrusting black girl who whose meager responses seem to mitigate the privileged girl's white guilt. Not easy to read yet I had to follow thru to the resolution of this relationship and that with her domineering father. Most satisfying switch of roles.
BlessСhild
I usually like this authors work but not this time. There was not a character that I liked not even a little. The black girl was playing the race card. The white girl was suffering from self imposed quilt. The father was a left wing radical fully involved in crimes revolving around war protesters. I didn't like any of them and didn't care what happened to them. If they had been in my life I would have avoided them at all cost.
I read this as I hadn't read any Joyce Carol Oates books and thought I should. The book was interesting to me as it was set in my generation. As I'm a Senior Citizen now I found it a bit dated and also a bit predictable. In spite of that, I read it avidly and can recommend it.