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The Resource Oreo, Fran Ross

Oreo, Fran Ross

Label
Oreo
Title
Oreo
Statement of responsibility
Fran Ross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oreo has been raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note. Oreo's quest is to find her father, and discover the secret of her birth. What ensues is a playful, modernised parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies pop culture, and mixing standard English, black vernacular, and Yiddish with wisecracking aplomb. Oreo, our young hero, navigates the labyrinth of sound studios and brothels and subway tunnels in Manhattan, seeking to claim her birthright while unwittingly experiencing and triggering a mythic journey of self-discovery like no other
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1935-1985
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Ross, Fran
Dewey number
  • 813.5'4
  • 813.5'4
  • 813.5'4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Picador classic
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  • African Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Oreo, Fran Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509888467
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781509888467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Oreo, Fran Ross
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509888467
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781509888467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      51.51025 -0.1280484
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