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Matilda Housewright hails from a long line of venerable and well-respected African American retainers—her family has been in “service” for generations, serving Washington, D.C., politicos and other upper-crust families. The daughter of the indispensable majordomo Jacob Housewright, Matilda grew up in the house of a powerful D.C. senator and learned how to be a hostess extraordinaire—and has perfected the art of service. But after her father dies and she starts a catering business with her brother, Matilda begins to question who she is and what, exactly, she’s serving. Told in the voices of the men in her life, with connecting interludes from Matilda, the reader indeed gets The Full Matilda, a glorious glimpse inside the intriguing life of a captivating woman in the midst of change as she maneuvers through a web of secrets, expectations, and worn-out social mores.

Synopsis:

Hailing from a long line of African-American retainers in service to political and upper-crust families, hostess and caterer Matilda Housewright begins to question her lifetime of servitude and expands her social circle, in a story told from the perspectives of the men in her life. By the Granta Award-winning author of Somebody Else's Mama. Original.

About the Author

DAVID HAYNES is an assistant professor of creative writing at the Southern Methodist University in Texas. Named one of America's best young novelists by Granta, Haynes has had his short stories recorded for National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including All American Dream Dolls, Live at Five, and Somebody Else’s Mama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307419385
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Harlem Moon
Author:
Haynes, David
Author:
David Haynes
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
African American domestics
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
370

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"Synopsis" by , Hailing from a long line of African-American retainers in service to political and upper-crust families, hostess and caterer Matilda Housewright begins to question her lifetime of servitude and expands her social circle, in a story told from the perspectives of the men in her life. By the Granta Award-winning author of Somebody Else's Mama. Original.
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