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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.
Number of Pages: 466
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Conflicts + Dualities, General, Settings, Peoples + Cultures
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Melinda Haynes
Street Date: June 1, 2000
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-0824
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