The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It's there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society's ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

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"The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is that rare thing: a post-postmodern novel with heart that weaves a circle of stories about race and self-discovery into a tense and sometimes terrifying whole." "One of the most convincing, original, and moving novels in the distinguished canon of American interracial literature." -George Hutchinson, author of In Search of Nella Larsen

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Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction

Following in the footsteps of Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, comes the haunting portrait of a young girl and the inspiring tale of her survival against all the odds.

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