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The Resource The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett

The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett

Label
The mothers : a novel
Title
The mothers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brit Bennett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. “All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.” It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Brit
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Teenagers
  • African American teenagers
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Suicide
  • Mothers
  • California, Southern
Label
The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
5087956x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780399184529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 5087956x
  • (Sirsi) 5087956x
  • (OCoLC)989716428
Label
The mothers : a novel, Brit Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
5087956x
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780399184529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 5087956x
  • (Sirsi) 5087956x
  • (OCoLC)989716428

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