This is the story of missing my mother. One day, in a way unique to you, it will be your story, too. So begins "Missing mom", Joyce Carol Oates personal and candid new novel. Nikki Eaton, a single, 31-year-old, sexually liberated and economically self-supporting young woman, never particularly thought of herself as a daughter. Yet following the unexpected loss of her mother, her identity is transformed during the course of a tumultuous year of mourning that brings sorrow, illumination, wisdom, and even, from an unexpected source, a nurturing love.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.