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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Stories (Act of the Story)

Title

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Stories (Act of the Story)

Publisher

Ecco

Pages

175 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062484154

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Realtionships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Legal guadianship; Single parent; Adoption; Interracial; Multicultural; Homosexuality; Bisexual; grandparents raising grandchildren; single mother; single father; adopted children; two races; multiple cultures; lesbian; bisexual child

Annotation

Now available in Ecco's Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker-a contemporary of revered writers including Toni Cade Bambara, Laurie Colwin, Ann Beattie, Amy Hempel, and Grace Paley-whose prescient work has recently resurfaced to wide acclaimHumorous, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, Kathleen Collins's stories masterfully blend the quotidian and the profound in a personal, intimate way, exploring deep, far-reaching issues-race, gender, family, and sexuality-that shape the ordinary moments in our lives. In "The Uncle," a young girl who idolizes her handsome uncle and his beautiful wife makes a haunting discovery about their lives. In "Only Once," a woman reminisces about her charming daredevil of a lover and his ultimate-and final-act of foolishness. Collins's work seamlessly integrates the African-American experience in her characters' lives, creating rich, devastatingly familiar, full-bodied men, women, and children who transcend the symbolic, penetrating both the reader's head and heart. Both contemporary and timeless, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love' is a major addition to the literary canon, and is sure to earn Kathleen Collins the widespread recognition she is long overdue.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Keywords

race; gender; family; love; art; sexuality

Item Type

Fiction

Format

short stories

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Stories (Act of the Story)

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