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Author Conley, Dalton, 1969- author.

Title Honky / Dalton Conley.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, 2001.
2000

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  HQ792.U5 C66 2001    AVAILABLE
Edition First Vintage books edition.
Description xiv, 207 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2000.
Summary As recalled in Honky, Dalton Conley's childhood has all of the classic elements of growing up in America. But the fact that he was one of the few white boys in a mostly black and Puerto Rican neighborhood on Manhattan's Lower East Side makes Dalton's childhood unique. At the age of three, he couldn't understand why the infant daughter of the black separatists next door couldn't be his sister, so he kidnapped her. By the time he was a teenager, he realized that not even a parent's devotion could protect his best friend from a stray bullet. Years after the privilege of being white and middle class allowed Conley to leave the projects, his entertaining memoir allows us to see how race and class impact us all. Perfectly pitched and daringly original, Honky is that rare book that entertains even as it informs.
Contents Black babies -- Trajectories -- Downward mobility -- Race lessons -- Fear -- Learning class -- The Hawk -- Getting paid -- Sesame Street -- Welcome to America -- No soap radio -- Moving on up -- Disco sucks -- Addictions -- Symmetry -- Fire -- Cultural capital.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject Children, White -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Whites -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York.
Whites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
African American children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Hispanic American children -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions.
Race awareness in children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Children, White -- Social conditions. -- New York (State) -- New York.
Whites -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York.
Whites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
African American children -- Social conditions. -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hispanic American children -- Social conditions. -- New York (State) -- New York.
Race awareness in children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- History -- New York -- 20th century.
African American children -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01424457
Race awareness in children. (OCoLC)fst01086462
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Whites. (OCoLC)fst01174816
Whites -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst01174825
Biografie. (DE-588)4006804-3
Jugend. (DE-588)4028859-6
Ethnische Beziehungen. (DE-588)4176973-9
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
New York (State) -- New York -- Lower East Side. (OCoLC)fst01322916
New York- Lower East Side. (DE-588)4440211-9
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Conley, Dalton, 1969- Honky. New York : Vintage Books, [2001] (OCoLC)894788043
ISBN 0375727752
9780375727757

 
    
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