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The Professor's Daughter: A Novel

 
 
 
 
The Professor's Daughter: A Novel
Author: Emily Raboteau
ISBN 13: 9780312425685
ISBN 10: 312425686
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2006-01-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 277
List Price: $20.00
 
 

"My father is black and my mother is white and my brother is a vegetable." When Emma Boudreaux's older brother winds up in a coma after a freak accident, she loses her compass: only Bernie was able to navigate—if not always diplomatically—the terrain of their biracial identity. And although her father and brother are bound by a haunting past that Emma slowly uncovers, she sees that she might just escape.

In exhilarating prose, The Professor's Daughter traces the borderlands of race and family, contested territory that gives rise to rage, confusion, madness, and invisibility. This astonishingly original voice surges with energy and purpose.

Library Journal

Born of a white mother and a black father, a distant Princeton professor, Emma loses the one anchor she has when her beloved brother ends up in a coma. There's big enthusiasm for this debut. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.