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Mother of Pearl (Oprah's Book Club)

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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.

About the Author

Melinda Haynes grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A painter for most of her life, she now writes full time from her home in Grand Bay, Alabama, where she is working on her second novel. She lives with her husband, Ray, and an adopted greyhound, Elaine. Mother of Pearl is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671774677
Author:
Haynes, Melinda
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Afro-american men
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)
Series Volume:
SB 11-555
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 16.975 oz

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