The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories

by Nella Larsen


Curator Reviews

Zackary Drucker

I think of this book as a secret key to understanding the division between stealth “passing” trans women and out trans women in our current culture. Quicksand is about a woman with a mixed background who escapes the racial injustice of America to Denmark in the 1920s. The thing that I’ve always thought was so curious was that Larsen published these books and then became a nurse, never to publish again. Larsen’s life is a mysterious allegory to her writing.

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