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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Paperback)

Heidi W. Durrow

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A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of this atmospheric story of a mixed-race girl's struggle for identity. Orphaned and alone, young 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. Inspired by the true story of a mother's twisted love, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is a lyrical and poignant journey into loss, trauma, and the kinship that eventually allows a young girl to face the truth, confront the demons she has buried, and finally achieve a sense of peace.


Product Details

  • Product code: BFOUS
  • ISBN: 9781851687459
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.5cm x 12.2cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 9

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