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Folly: A Novel

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A modern classic of race, labor rights, and lesbian love written “with an authenticity, a force, a caring that deepens and enlarges us" (Tillie Olsen, author of Tell Me A Riddle).
Brought together by the tragic death of an infant, black and white women at a North Carolina textile factory join together to strike against the plant’s unfeeling management. A story of race relations and the power of grassroots organizing, this absorbing novel becomes a love story when two very different women in the group fall for each other. Speaking first to the value of labor and the realities of homophobia and racism, this story also celebrates the transformative power of love in the lives of maginalized women.
 Library Journal praised Folly for the “depth and reality of its characters.” And as the Washington Blade said, “this book effectively reminds readers that, although we have made many gains, we have a long way to go.”

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