Quicksand by Nella Larsen

"Quicksand" is a semi-autobiographical novel about a mixed-race woman named Helga Crane who, feeling out of place in both African-American and white societies, embarks on a journey of self-discovery. From the Southern United States to Denmark and back, she struggles with racial identity, sexual repression, and societal expectations, eventually marrying a reverend and becoming disillusioned with her life as a preacher's wife in the rural South. The novel explores themes of racial identity, class, and gender in the early 20th century.

The 1449th greatest book of all time


Published
1928
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
90-140
Words
35,000
Original Language
English

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