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The Other Mother

The Other Mother

Harper, Rachel M.

Hardcover

General FictionGeneral GLBTQIA Fiction

Publisher Price: $28.00

ISBN10: 1640095047
ISBN13: 9781640095045
Publisher: Counterpoint Pr
Published: May 3 2022
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.53
Height: 1.42 Width: 6.32 Depth: 9.26
Language: English
A page-turning generational saga about a young man's search for a parent he never knew, and a moving portrait of motherhood, race, and the truths we hide in the name of family

Jenry Castillo is a musical prodigy, raised by a single mother in Miami. He arrives at Brown University on a scholarship--but also to learn more about his late father, Jasper Patterson, a famous ballet dancer who died tragically when Jenry was two. On his search, he meets his estranged grandfather, Winston Patterson, a legendary professor of African American history and a fixture at the Ivy League school, who explodes his world with one question: Why is Jenry so focused on Jasper, when it was Winston's daughter, Juliet, who was romantically involved with Jenry's mother? Juliet is the parent he should be looking for--his other mother.

Revelation follows revelation as each member of Jenry's family steps forward to tell the story of his origin, uncovering a web of secrecy that binds this family together even as it keeps them apart. Moving seamlessly between the past and the present, The Other Mother is a daring, ambitious novel that celebrates the complexities of love and resilience--masterfully exploring the intersections of race, class, and sexuality; the role of biology in defining who belongs to whom; and the complicated truth of what it means to be a family.

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