The Resource The mothers, Brit Bennett

The mothers, Brit Bennett

Label
The mothers
Title
The mothers
Statement of responsibility
Brit Bennett
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A dazzling debut novel 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 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"--
  • "A dazzling debut novel 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"--
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E66444
LC item number
M68 2016
Literary form
novels
The mothers, Brit Bennett
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The mothers, Brit Bennett
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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
ocn936619521
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780735216754
Lccn
2016010837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026554443
System control number
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Library Locations

    • Davis County Library - Centerville BranchBorrow it
      45 S 400 W, Centerville, UT, 84014, US
      40.916768 -111.8855013
    • Davis County Library - Kaysville BranchBorrow it
      215 N Fairfield Rd, Kaysville, UT, 84037, US
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