The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

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Publisher's Synopsis

A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of this atmospheric story of a mixed-race girl's struggle for identity.
Orphaned and alone, young Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and astonishing beauty start to attract a troubling level of attention. As the terrible secrets begin to emerge, Rachel learns to swallow her grief and construct her own self-image in a world that wants to see her as either Black or White.
Inspired by the true story of a mother's twisted love, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is a lyrical and poignant journey into loss, trauma, and the kinship that eventually allows a young girl to face the truth, confront the demons she has buried, and finally achieve a sense of peace.

Book information

ISBN: 9781851687459
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 252g
Height: 130mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 30mm