• Quicksand

  • By: Nella Larsen
  • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-13-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audioliterature
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Like most of us in our twenties, Helga Crane, our American heroine and teacher in the rural South; is filled with the desire to be more than she is and to feel the world more intensely. She therefore dismisses her native Chicago, New York's Harlem, Copenhagen even. She also passes on opportunities for extended family, for marriage, and for true love. What is always latent in this truly remarkable work; is how much the background of 1920's American racial segregation defines Helga's malaise, and how much - paradoxically - is of her own doing.

The title of this novel is tragically appropriate: Living in a country with so much unresolved tensions, so much injustice and hypocrisy and violence could very well feel like walking in quicksand.
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4 out of 5 stars
By zahid bey on 05-22-18

Quicksand

The book is well written, but the author announces the title of the book with each chapter which can become annoying; after all, I remember buying the book and do not need reminders which interrupt the narrative.

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