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The Professor’s Daughter: A Novel
by Emily Raboteau

Publication Date: Jan 24, 2006
List Price: $20.00
Format: Paperback, 277 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780312425685
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Paperback Description:

"My father is black and my mother is white and my brother is a vegetable." When Emma Boudreaux’s older brother winds up in a coma after a freak accident, she loses her compass: only Bernie was able to navigate—if not always diplomatically—the terrain of their biracial identity. And although her father and brother are bound by a haunting past that Emma slowly uncovers, she sees that she might just escape.In exhilarating prose, The Professor’s Daughter traces the borderlands of race and family, contested territory that gives rise to rage, confusion, madness, and invisibility. This astonishingly original voice surges with energy and purpose.