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Title:
Oreo (MP3)
Written by:
Fran Ross 
Read by:
Robin Miles 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
8 hours 9 minutes 
MP3 size:
336 MB 
Published:
December 28 2018 
Available Date:
December 28 2018 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781529007589 
Genres:
Fiction; Literary Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Macmillan audio 
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A pioneering, dazzling satire about a biracial black girl from Philadelphia searching for her Jewish father in New York City.

Oreo has been raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note. Oreo’s quest is to find her father, and discover the secret of her birth. What ensues in Fran Ross's opus is a playful, modernised parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies pop culture, and mixing standard English, black vernacular, and Yiddish with wisecracking aplomb. Oreo, our young hero, navigates the labyrinth of sound studios and brothels and subway tunnels in Manhattan, seeking to claim her birthright while unwittingly experiencing and triggering a mythic journey of self-discovery like no other.

'Wild, satirical and pathbreaking ... flat-out fearless and funny and sexy and sublime ... a nonstop outbound flight to a certain kind of readerly bliss.'
The New York Times

'Funny, brilliant and whip-smart, Oreo is a modern parody of the myth of Theseus in the shape of a memorable self-discovery story filled with 70s pop culture.'
Elle

'Think: Thomas Pynchon meets Don Quixote, mixed with a crack joke crafter. I'm not sure I've ever admired a book's inventiveness and soul more.'
Chicago Tribune