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Oreo

Oreo

Picador Classic

by Fran Ross
Paperback
Publication Date: 12/07/2018
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With an introduction by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

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 in Fran Ross's opus is a playful, modernized 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.

‘A rollicking little masterpiece . . . one of the most delightful, hilarious, intelligent novels I’ve stumbled across in recent years’ Paul Auster

ISBN:
9781509888467
9781509888467
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-07-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
260
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x17mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Fran Ross

Fran Ross was born in 1935 and grew up in Philadelphia. She graduated from high school when she was fifteen years old and went onto study Communications, Journalism, and Theatre at Temple University. She moved to New York in 1960, where she worked as a proofreader and journalist.

Oreo was originally published in 1974 during the height of the Black Power Movement. She then moved to Los Angeles to write comedy for Richard Pryor. She died in 1985 in New York.

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