Getting Mother's Body

by Suzan-Lori Parks

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LoveReading Expert Review of Getting Mother's Body

A quirky, American, multi-voiced road novel about a 1950s black family whose estranged mother (dead for 10 years) is rumoured to have been buried wearing her pearl necklace and diamond ring. And her relatives want them…

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Getting Mother's Body Synopsis

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parkss wildly original debut novel, Getting Mothers Body, follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buriedor were they?with Billys fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae. Getting Mothers Body is a true spiritual successor to the work of writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walkerbut when it comes to bringing hard-luck characters to ingenious, uproarious life, Suzan-Lori Parks shares the stage with no one.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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ISBN: 9781415953136
Publication date: 15th January 2008
Author: Suzan-Lori Parks
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: Ebook
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Suzan-Lori Parks Press Reviews

‘‘Full, farcical…this tale offers a Toni Morrison-style take on the 1960s Black American South.’
Guardian

'Parks wraps the bristling comic touch of Chester Himes and the lyrical mournfulness of Toni Morrison into a tale that touches on the worst of human failings but maintains a deep compassion for its protagonists at the same time.'
Metro

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781415953136
Publication date: 15/01/2008
Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9780007154647
Publication date: 18/10/2004
Format: Paperback

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About Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks is a playwright, songwriter, screenwriter and novelist. She was the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog.

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