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Mother Of Pearl Melinda Haynes

Mother Of Pearl

Melinda Haynes

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ISBN : 9780732267087
448 pages
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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 aroundMore 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. (Oprahs Book Club)