Author:Watkins, Mel


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Dancing with Strangers: a Memoir

By: Watkins, Mel

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001565

ISBN: 0684808641

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket

Arresting prose and a provocative conclusion - challenging the idea that our destinies are fundamentally linked to race - distinguish this remarkable memoir of growing up black in the American Midwest in the turbulent 1950s and 1960s. Set in an Ohio steel town and an exclusive, upstate New York private university, Dancing with Strangers is an evocative remembrance of an American's coming of age during the decade preceding the sixties' revolutionary transformation of American society. A dramatic, novelistically rendered account, it is the story of an individual's triumphant struggle for persona... View more info