Born to a white mother and an absent black father, and despised for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even here she feels different. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark, she attempts to carve out a comfortable life and place for herself, but ends up back where she started, choosing emotional freedom that quickly translates into a narrow existence.
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics (January 29, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces