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Orphaned and alone, Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and astonishing beauty start to attract a troubling level of attention.

As the terrible secrets begin to emerge, Rachel learns to swallow her grief and construct her own self-image in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

©2009 Heidi W. Durrow. Recorded by arrangement with Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (P)2009 HighBridge Company

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Praise for author: "Remarkable...haunting and mysterious." (Daily Telegraph)
"One of the very cleverest books of the year, about love and loss and art and war.... A stunningly crafted piece of fiction." (Evening Standard)

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