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Oreo

Author: Fran Ross
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 2000.
Series: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father, but in the big city she soon discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book. Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
American fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fran Ross
ISBN: 1555534643 9781555534646
OCLC Number: 44461973
Description: xxviii, 212 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Mishpocheh --
The cube and the pip --
Helenic letters --
Pets, playmates, pedagogues --
Tokens deposited --
Ta-ta troezen --
Periphetes --
Sinis --
Phaea --
Sciron --
Cercyon --
Procrustes, Cephissus, Apollo delphinius --
Medea, Aegeus --
Minos, Pasiphae, Ariadne--
Pandion --
A key for speed readers, nonclassicists, etc.
Series Title: Northeastern library of Black literature.
Responsibility: Fran Ross ; with a new introduction by Harryette Mullen.

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Born of a Jewish father and black mother, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical group. Soon after puberty Oreo heads for New York to search for  Read more...
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"Fran Ross has a witty way with words-Yiddish, black dialect, puns-and she strews them exuberantly throughout her episodic story, along with lists, tables, drawings, equations, menus ('Gefuellte Read more...

 
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