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On Christmas night of 1998, Maria Meyers learns that her twenty-year-old daughter, Pearl, has chained herself outside the American embassy in Dublin, where she intends to starve herself to death. Although Maria was once a student radical and still proudly lives by her beliefs, gentle, book-loving Pearl has never been interested in politics-nor in the Catholicism her mother rejected years before. What, then, is driving her to martyr herself?

Shaken by this mystery, Maria and her childhood friend (and Pearls surrogate father), Joseph Kasperman, both rush to Pearls side. As Mary Gordon tells the story of the bonds among them, she takes us deep into the labyrinths of maternal love, religious faith, and Irelands tragic history. Pearl is a grand and emotionally daring novel of ideas, told with the tension of a thriller.

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Gordon's gripping, highly acclaimed novel of filial devotion and complication between a mother and daughter who, together and separately, must face the ultimate questions of life and death, is now in paperback.

About the Author

Mary Gordons novels include Pearl, Spending, The Company of Women, The Rest of Life, and The Other Side. She is also the author of the memoir The Shadow Man, among other works of non-fiction. She has received a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 1997 O. Henry Award for best story. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

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jessicaabruno, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by jessicaabruno)
WOW what a book this was even though it was boring at times. This definetly a must read book for all women no matter if they are a mother yet or never were one. Hopefully, this will become a movie some day.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078073
Author:
Gordon, Mary
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.98x5.30x.81 in. .59 lbs.

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