Breena Clarke

"River, Cross My Heart"

By Breena Clarke
October 5, 2000 11:00AM (UTC)
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Breena Clarke makes her debut with the novel River, Cross My Heart the story of an African American family in Georgetown, circa 1925. The novel reflects on the death of a child, drowned in the Potomoc River, the effect of her absence on family.

Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, D.C., and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. Her writing has appeared in the anthologies Contemporary Plays by Women of Color and Street Lights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience. She currently administers the Editorial Diversity Program at Time, Inc., in New York City. She lives in New Jersey.


"A warm, graceful first novel...with a host of well-drawn characters...Clarke brings an affectionate eye and beautifully restrained prose to her fictional archaeology." --San Francisco Chronicle

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