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Quicksand

By: Nella Larsen
Narrated by: Margaret Melosh
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Helga Crane yearns to become more than she is and to feel the world more intensely. She consequently 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 outstanding work; is how much the background of 1920's American racial segregation defines Helga's malaise, and how much - paradoxically - is of herown doing... The title of this novel is tragically fitting: living in a country with so much unresolved tensions, so much injustice and hypocrisy and violence could very well feel like walking in quicksand.

Public Domain (P)2019 Musaicum Books

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Chapter 26 is a reading of Chapter 1. What happened to the end of the book?

Outside of that, the storyline is frustrating because of the mindset of the main character.

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WHOA!

In cross referencing with the book, it only has 25 chapters. This book was—needed and I completely understand Helga’s want to make her life her own, and how that also seems impossible. And the fact that Nella LEFT US ON THIS CLIFFHANGER? whew!

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