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Defending Alice : a novel of love and race in the roaring twenties  Cover Image Book Book

Defending Alice : a novel of love and race in the roaring twenties / Richard Stratton.


In a novel based on a real-life case, 1920s New York society is set ablaze when Alice Jones, a working-class woman with at least one black parent, marries Leonard "Kip" Rhinelander, the son of a wealthy, prominent family, who makes international headlines after he sues for annulment, accusing her of hiding her "Negro blood."

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  • ISBN: 9780063115460
  • ISBN: 0063115468
  • Physical Description: 566 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First HarperVia edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.
Subject: Jones, Alice Beatrice > Fiction.
Interracial marriage > Fiction.
Scandals > Fiction.
Marriage > Annulment > Fiction.
Trials (Divorce) > New York (State) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 1898-1951 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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