City of Light

Cyrus Colter
"Paul Kessey, 29, is a man caught between two worlds. Although brought up privileged in Chicago, a Princeton grad, well-travelled, and handsome, he has suffered a dual prejudice. Neither black nor white - the color of his skin is "tawny beige" - Kessey has not only had to fight the racism of his light-skinned mother, Saturn Marie, but also the deep-seated prejudices of his own darker-skinned friends." "Now, living in Paris and determined to reclaim his African heritage, Kessey has formed an organization called The Coterie, whose aim is to seek a homeland somewhere on the African continent. As he tries desperately to lead The Coterie to unity and progress, Kessey is haunted by the memory of the now deceased Saturn Marie and is torn by his love affair with Cecile - older, married, and white."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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