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Caucasia: A Novel

Service95 Recommends Caucasia by Danny Senna

Caucasia: A Novel

Danzy Senna

What Brit Bennett Says: Caucasia  is about sisters whose racial identities are assigned by their parents – when the parents divorce, they each take a child. The daughter who lives with the white parent is forced to pass. This novel is a more contemporary exploration of passing than the Nella Larsen classic, so that was helpful for me in thinking about the time period of The Vanishing Half. But it’s also a moving story about a character who is forced to erase parts of herself for the sake of her family. 

What They Say: “Superbly illustrates the emotional toll that politics and race take... Haunting” – The New York Times Book Review

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