In 1920s Harlem, Irene Redfield has a chance reunion with her childhood friend Clare Kendry. Irene is shocked to discover that Clare has been passing as white, sharing a young daughter with a venomously racist white husband. Each woman grows increasingly fascinated with the other's lifestyle, drawn deeper into an arrangement that moves from precarious to tragic.
Written by Nella Larsen and published in 1929 during the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, Passing is a mesmeric tale of race, identity, sexuality, and obsession.
With a growing number of titles under its Magna Releases banner, CSRC Storytelling promotes and provides positivity, power and presence in print, restoring literary classics across genres and making them newly accessible to modern readers. This edition of Nella Larsen's Passing is a CSRC Storytelling Magna Release.