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- DescriptionNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize FinalistPEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut FictionFinalistAn NPR Best Book of 2016 Ferociously moving despite Bennett s thrumming plot, despite the snap of her pacing, it s the always deepening complexity of her characters that provides the book s urgency. The New York Times Book ReviewLumius engrossing and poignant, this is one t to miss. People, Pick of the Week Fantastic a book that feels alive on the page. The Washington Post A dazzling debut vel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first vel 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 ticed 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 t 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 t 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.
- Author BiographyBorn and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author(s)Brit Bennett
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication15/01/2017
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNw Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2017
- ImprintPrentice Hall Press
- Weight249 g
- Width130 mm
- Height150 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Read byAdenrele Ojo
- Contained items statement8 Audio CDs
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time600
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