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Happy to report that Publishers Weekly reviewed and seemed to enjoy Let's Play White. Here's a tidbit:

"Haunted by history and past wrongs, Burke's characters are never alone, never safe, never comfortable. ...the depth of Burke's characters, the weight of their decisions, and their choices make this the very opposite of escapist fantasy."

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Published on May 17, 2011 14:32 • 88 views • Tags: african-american, collection, let-s-play-white, short-stories
Average rating: 3.86 · 475 ratings · 53 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Let's Play White
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Chocolate Park
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" Read Revealing Eden yesterday & it is actually worse than I expected. Aside from everything else Foyt is a terrible writer. Her racism shines through on every page, but that’s about all that’s clear. Otherwise the plot is a mess, she peppers t... " Read more of this review »
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“Perhaps, over the years, like most things, the walls had aged. Thinned. Worn thin by the day to day endlessness of its own existence.”
Chesya Burke, Chocolate Park

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“One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strenth alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”
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