"Li's provocative and thoughtful close readings both compliment and contribute to one's understanding of how fiction depicts talking b(l)ack. Elegantly scripted and beautifully argued, this fresh effort illustrates the interplay between the fiction of race and racial fiction."
(Karla FC Holloway James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law, Duke University
About the Author
STEPHANIE LI is an assistant professor of English at the University of Rochester. She is the author of Something Akin to Freedom: The Choice of Bondage in Narratives by African American Women and a short biography of Toni Morrison.