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Hanging by Her Teeth

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A Black American woman travels through the United States and Europe in search of her lost father. In the letters she writes to him she remembers her strict Catholic childhood in Chicago, her move to bohemian New York, and her bewilderment at growing up. When she discovers Degas' painting of a young mulatto circus performer hanging by her teeth at the top of a circus tent, ...more
Paperback, 165 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Serpent's Tail (first published February 15th 1994)
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This book brought to mind Sarah Phillips by Andrea Lee, which i loved. i love Lorraine's blues and Blackness. i highly recommend.
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Bonnie Greer is an American-British playwright, novelist and critic. She is also the Chancellor of Kingston University, a university located in Kingston upon Thames, London.
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