A dazzling fiction debut from the author of "Mama's Girl," "Miss
Black America" is the warm and tender story of Angela, a young girl
growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. Angela goes to school one ordinary
day and returns home to find her glamorous and fiercely independent
mother gone. Her magician father, Teddo, left to raise Angela
alone, insists on keeping Melanie's disappearance shrouded in
mystery. As Angela grows to womanhood and struggles to understand
her mother's motivation for escaping the bonds of her family, she
wryly observes, "My father was a magician, but my mother was the
A universal story that is both finely tuned and elegant, Miss Black
America captures the intricacies, pleasures, contradictions, and
complexities at the heart of every family. Spare and finely told,
this novel will seep beneath your skin and stay with you long after
the last page has been turned.
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||225 x 128 x 16mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
||1st Harlem Moon trade pbk. ed
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