Mother of pearl : a novel
—Haynes, Melinda.
Book
1999
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Set in a small Mississippi town in the late 1950s, Mother of Pearl tells the story of twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, a fifteen-year-old white girl who is the daughter of the town whore and an unknown father, who are both seeking the family, love, and commitment they never had. Told in a beautifully nuanced narrative with a staggering richness that resonates with emotional truth, Mother of Pearl is a haunting, bittersweet tale of the search for identity and the power of renewal.

Item Details
Subjects:
African American men -- Fiction.
African American men -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- Fiction.
Oprah's book club.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
ISBN:
0786866276
0671774670
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York, N.Y. : Hyperion, c1999.
Description:
448 p. ; 25 cm
Notes:
Also published in paperback.
LCCN:
98047014
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