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Januar 2005



At nineteen, Aya is a promising Black college student from Brooklyn who is struggling through a difficult relationship with her emotionally distant mother, Miriam. One winter night, Aya is shot by a white police officer in a case of mistaken identity. Keeping vigil by her daughter's hospital bed, Miriam remembers her own youth: her battle for independence from her parents, her affair with Aya's father, and the challenges of raising her daughter. But as Miriam confronts her past -- her losses and regrets -- she begins to heal and discovers a tentative hopefulness.


Asha Bandele is the author of a book of poetry, ABSENCE IN THE PALMS OF MY HANDS and currently writes a women's column for RAPPAGES magazine.


"This story will haunt you long after you've finished reading." - Lifetime Magazine; "Wonderful...Daughter will move and transform you." - Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krick? Krack! "Searing, passionate and intense." - Library Journal"
EAN: 9780743417983
ISBN: 0743417984
Untertitel: 4:B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Scribner
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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