At a glance:
- Author: Terry McMillan
- First Published: 1989
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic realism, Novel
- Subjects: African Americans, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Class conflict, Blacks, Love or romance, Sex or sexuality, Abused persons, Gender roles, New York City, Alienation, 1980's, Pregnancy, Rape, Violence, Adultery, Divorce, Abortion, Illegitimacy
- Locales: United States, New York, North America, Brooklyn, New York
Disappearing Acts has been called an urban romance. It is, in essence, simply another New York City love story, as funny as the best works of Neil Simon. Underneath the wisecracks, the idiotic behavior, and the foolish misunderstandings that qualify McMillan’s novel as a romantic comedy there is a serious exploration of the nature of human relationships.
It is never easy for one person to love another; when two people differ as much as the lovers in Disappearing Acts, it is particularly difficult. Zora Banks is an educated, ambitious black...
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