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Floating: A Novel

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  5 reviews
From the gifted author of A Little Piece of Sky: The poignant tale of a young woman who must come to terms with her biracial identity.

Shana Washington is the product of two very different worlds. Her white mother is a socialite with an Ivy League education; Shana’s black father has a weakness for whiskey and can’t stay faithful to any woman, but when his daughter is in
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Broadway Books (first published 2004)
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Eva
Feb 11, 2010 rated it liked it
I liked the book, however, like many readers I found the whole 'tragic mulatto' voice a little melodramatic. As a biracial woman with a white mother and black father myself, it was a nice, but not necessary, read. Moments of complete agreement and empathy with the narrator alternated with eye-rolling. It's a thin book, so if you have extra time, go to. Otherwise, there are other, better books on the subject.
Lanetta Dickens
Nov 01, 2008 rated it liked it
I don't know why, but when i read this book, the story was pretty odd to me. The story was waaay to obvious, about a girl who has a white mother and black father, and doesn't know where she is "placed".
Laura
Jul 29, 2007 rated it did not like it
Sadly, a DNF - this was sort of a mess, with short chapters, some in verse, moving back and forth between characters. While I wasn't expecting lush prose, chapters of more than a paragraph, more character development, more narrative thread would have been nice.
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ugh..no voice this could have been any teenagers journal
didn't even finish reading it...
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