“Beautiful, high-stepping Yoruba of Harlem is invited to the annual cotillion thrown by African-American high society of Queens. Caught between the indifference of her father, the excitement of her social-climbing mother, and her prodigal boyfriend’s militancy, Yoruba persuades her sister debutantes to challenge the aging doyennes in one of the most sidesplitting scenes in American literature.”
Killens, John Oliver. The Cotillion, or, One Good Bull is Half the Herd. St. Paul, MN: Coffee House Press, 2002.