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Miss Black America

Miss Black America

(2005)
A novel by

 
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 real Houdini."

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

 
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Miss Black America: A Novel
Author(s): Veronica Chambers
ISBN: 0-7679-1467-8 / 978-0-7679-1467-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Miss Black America: A Novel
Author(s): Veronica Chambers
Publisher: Broadway Books
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