Black girl in Paris: a novel

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Publisher:
Riverhead Books,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
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Shay Youngblood's debut novel, Soul Kiss, received accolades from reviewers and writers alike. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution hailed it as "exquisite" while Tina McElroy Ansa called it "extraordinary . . . lyrical, intimate, funny, unsettling, enthralling." Now, in her second novel, Youngblood explores the endeavor of a creative coming-of-age, and infuses her story with the same mesmerizing, lush language and impressionistic style of her first remarkable work.Black Girl in Paris wends its way around the mythology of Paris as a legendary hothouse for African-American artists. Like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker, and Billie Holiday, Youngblood's heroine leaves the American South nurturing a dream of finding artistic emancipation in the City of Light. She experiments freely, inhabiting different incarnations--artist's model, poet's helper, au pair, teacher, thief, and lover--to keep body and soul together, to heal the wounds of her broken family and broken heart, to discover her sexual self, and to wrestle her dreams of becoming a writer into reality.Youngblood's natural lyricism, as effortless as an inspired improvisation, and her respect for the tradition she depicts create a natural tension between old and new, reverence and innovation, and mark this novel as a worthy successor to her much-praised debut.
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9781573221511
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subject_facet African American authors -- France -- Paris -- Fiction, African American women authors -- France -- Paris -- Fiction, Baldwin, James, -- 1924-1987, Bildungsromane, Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- Fiction
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title_full Black girl in Paris : a novel / by Shay Youngblood
title_short Black girl in Paris :
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topic_facet African American authors, African American women authors, Baldwin, James, Intellectual life