Passing For Black by Linda Villarosa

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Being black, the right kind of black, was difficult. It was like being in a cult--a secret society with rules as fluid as waves. . .

In the six years that Angela Wright has been with her fiancé Keith Redfield, her life has settled neatly into place. Keith, a professor of African-American history, has helped her become comfortable in her own skin. And Angela's career at Désire magazine is thriving. She's got nothing to worry about--or so she thinks...

Angela's best friend Mae is always there to ground her, whether they're joking about the importance of good hair or gossiping about their rival Tatiana Braithwaite--a milk chocolate Barbie with beauty, breeding, and an irritating knack for perfection. Mae reminds Angela how lucky she is to have found a successful, single brother. But when a chance meeting leaves Angela consumed with desire for an intriguing stranger, she impulsively decides to follow wherever it may lead--from outrageous underground sex parties to intimate encounters that are both torrid and tender.

Now everything Angela has come to believe about sex, love, identity, and race is called into question as this explosive new passion blows her world wide open. . .


About Linda Villarosa

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Linda Villarosa, a former editor at Essence magazine and the New York Times, runs the journalism program at the City College of New York. She is the author of several books, including the bestseller Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-being and the novel Passing for Black.
Published June 1, 2008 by Kensington Books. 273 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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Angela Wright, a journalist is not sure who she is, sometimes feels she is not the right kind of black and other times feels she does not know how she identifies.

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