The other mother : a novel

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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2022.
First hardcover edition.
9781640095045, 1640095047
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420 pages ; 24 cm


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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2022.
First hardcover edition.
9781640095045, 1640095047


"Raised by a single mother in Miami, Florida, Jenry Castillo, newly arrived at Brown University on a music scholarship, finds himself searching for information about his late father Jasper Patterson, an internationally recognized principal ballet dancer who died tragically when Jenry was two. Jenry thinks his estranged grandfather, Winston Patterson, a professor of African American history at Brown and a titan in his field, might have the answers he seeks. Already more than a little intimidating, Winston explodes Jenry's world with one question: Why is the young man so interested in his son Jasper? It was Winston's daughter, Juliet, who was his mother's lover. Juliet is the parent he should be looking for-his other mother. Seamlessly moving between the past and the present to piece together the complicated web that has both bound this family together and kept them apart, The Other Mother is a profoundly moving and masterful exploration of the power of love and family; of the intersections of race, class, providence, and sexuality; the role of patriarchy in defining who belongs to whom; and of the relevance of biology in determining familial bonds and what it means to be related. Unfurling in the most surprising and satisfying of ways, revelation follows revelation as each member of Jenry's family peels back layers of a story that is at once deeply familiar-of first love, betrayal, and the selfishness of youth, of the beautiful, complicated love between parents and children-and also compelling in its centering of queer lives and people of color"--,Provided by publisher.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Harper, R. M. (2022). The other mother: a novel (First hardcover edition.). Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harper, Rachel M., 1972-. 2022. The Other Mother: A Novel. Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harper, Rachel M., 1972-. The Other Mother: A Novel Counterpoint, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Harper, Rachel M. The Other Mother: A Novel First hardcover edition., Counterpoint, 2022.

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