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Passing

Nella Larsen

First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing is a remarkable exploration of the shifting racial and sexual boundaries in 1920s New York, and still carries relevance today as a modern classic. Irene Redfield is a woman with an enviable life. She and her successful husband Brian share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. But everything changes on the day she encounters a long-lost childhood friend. Clare Kendry- light-skinned, charming and beautiful- tells Irene how she left behind the black neighbourhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband…

First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing is a remarkable exploration of the shifting racial and sexual boundaries in 1920s New York, and still carries relevance today as a modern classic. Irene Redfield is a woman with an enviable life. She and her successful husband Brian share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. But everything changes on the day she encounters a long-lost childhood friend. Clare Kendry- light-skinned, charming and beautiful- tells Irene how she left behind the black neighbourhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband…
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First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing is a remarkable exploration of the shifting racial and sexual boundaries in 1920s New York, and still carries relevance today as a modern classic. Irene Redfield is a woman with an enviable life. She and her successful husband Brian share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. But everything changes on the day she encounters a long-lost childhood friend. Clare Kendry- light-skinned, charming and beautiful- tells Irene how she left behind the black neighbourhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband…

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles

Length:

4h 7m