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The Wedding by Dorothy West
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Aug 11, 2012

it was ok
Read in August, 2012

This novel had potential to be really good. The topic of socially mobile 'coloreds' at the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th was fascinating. However, West's delivery was problematic. Her narrative skips back and forth between families, characters, and generations with no apparent order. Worse, she does not often allow her characters to speak for themselves. The narrative is hers alone, telling her characters' stories as if she doesn't trust them to come to the same conclusions about their situation as she does.
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