de Nella Larsen
Sobre o livro
In Larsens second novel, Passing, first published in 1929, the author revisits the theme of her first novel Quicksand, that being the struggle for racial identity by children of mixed-race. The novel details the lives of two childhood friends, Clare Kendry and Irene Redfield, both of whom are of mixed African and European ancestry and are passing as whites. The novel picks up in the lives of the two as they later reunite in adulthood. An ambiguous relation develops between the two as they share a fascination for how each others lives have transpired since they last knew each other. Larsens work has been lauded for its exploration of race, gender, class, and sexuality amongst African Americans in early part of the 20th century. Now considered as a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Larsens writing gives a firsthand insight into the struggle of African Americans during this era.