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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Written by: Kathleen Collins
Narrated by: Nina Collins,Cherise Boothe,Adenrele Ojo,Paula J. Parker,Desean Terry,Dan Woren
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Publisher's Summary

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 acclaim.

Humorous, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, Kathleen Collins' 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' 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 the listener'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.

©2016 The Estate of Kathleen Conwell Prettyman (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

What the critics say

"The overall effect is interesting and engrossing, with the variety of excellent narrators enhancing the written word. The audio performances are as clear-eyed and thoughtful as the prose itself." ( AudioFile)

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  • Michelle McClintock
  • 2019-09-19

Hard to follow

struggled to finish and was never drawn in by the story. was a bad pick

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