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Mother of Pearl (Paperback)

| Washington Square Pr | 6/1/2000

ISBN-10 : 0671774670   ISBN-13 : 9780671774677   List Price : $20.00

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Capturing all the rueful irony and racial ambivalence of small-town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Melinda Haynes' celebrated novel is a wholly unforgettable exploration of family, identity, and redemption. Mother of Pearl revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, the fifteen-year-old white daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Both are passionately determined to discover the precious things neither experienced as children: human connection, enduring commitment, and, above all, unconditional love. A startlingly accomplished mixture of beauty, mystery, and tragedy, Mother of Pearl marks the debut of an extraordinary literary talent.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0671774670
  • ISBN-13: 9780671774677
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 466
  • Dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.26 (d)
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