Brown Girl, Brownstones

Brown Girl, Brownstones


Paule Marshall
This coming-of-age-story chronicles the struggle of Barbadian immigrants.

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Paperback Edition
ISBN: 9781558614987
Publication Date: 07-01-2006

Foreword by Edwidge Danticat
Afterword by Mary Helen Washington

This coming-of-age-story, set in Brooklyn during the Depression and WWII, chronicles the struggle of Barbadian immigrants to surmount poverty and racism. Selina, the sturdy young heroine, forges her own identity, sexuality, and sense of values in her new country.

"Remarkable for its colorful characters, the cadence of its dialogue and its evocation of a still-lingering past." New York Times Book Review

"Marshall brings to her characters . . . an instinctive understanding, a generosity and free humor that combine to form a style remarkable for its courage, its color, and its natural control." The New Yorker

"An unforgettable novel written with pride and anger, with rebellion and tears." New York Herald Tribune