AOT #208: Heidi Durrow Podcasts The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Heidi Durrow has won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and the Chapter One Fiction Contest. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and the Lois Roth Endowment, and a Fellowship for Emerging Writers from the Jerome Foundation. Durrow reads from and discusses her acclaimed debut novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, which tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl- and society’s ideas of race, class, and beauty. It is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
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