Larsen Nella

Nella Larsen (1891-1964) is recognized as one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most enigmatic, writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Quicksand is her first novel, published in 1928. Out of print from the 1930s to the 1970s, it is a work that explores both cross-cultural and interracial themes. It concerns a young, headstrong biracial woman who seeks love, acceptance, and a sense of purpose, only to be mired in an emotional morass of her own creation.