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…
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.
|Publication date:||15th January 2008|
|Publisher:||Books on Tape Books on Tape|
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|
Closing date: 07/10/2021
‘‘Full, farcical…this tale offers a Toni Morrison-style take on the 1960s Black American South.’
'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.'
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.More About Suzan-Lori Parks