My Mother's House

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.5 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525657156

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About the Author

Francesca Momplaisir is a Haitian-born multilingual literature scholar and writer of fiction and poetry in both English and her native Haitian Kreyol. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, the University of Oxford, and New York University. She earned a Doctorate in African and African diaspora literature as an NYU MacCracken fellow. She is a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to travel to Ghana to research the cultural retention and memory of the transatlantic slave trade. She has also been listed as one of USA Today's 100 Black Novelists and Fiction Writers You Should Read. Francesca is the proud single mother of two sons and resides in the New York City metro area.

Reviews

One of Vogue's "41 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020"
One of Paste Magazine's "25 Most Anticipated Novels of 2020"

"A haunting story of the (Haitian American) immigrant experience amid toxic male dominance -- My Mother's House is unsettling and unlike anything else you will read." --Karin Slaughter, New York Times and International Bestselling Author

"Momplaisir is a bold and powerful new voice, and My Mother's House is poised to blow the roof off." --Carolina De Robertis, author of Cantoras

"Momplaisir's provocative debut unearths the secrets and dark desires of a Haitian immigrant family man living in an anthropomorphic house in Queens, N.Y. . . . Momplaisir's arresting take on the abuse of male power will long haunt the reader." --Publishers Weekly

"It's not often a contemporary novel is narrated by an inanimate object. Francesca Momplaisir takes this classic form and combines it with contemporary issues in My Mother's House, narrated by the titular dwelling . . . Momplaisir illuminates the darker side of immigrant life . . . In [My Mother's House], cracks of light are always there to penetrate the dark." --BookPage

"Francesca Momplaisir's storytelling is lush, dynamic and captivating, with a sharp eye for details and an honest uncompromising depiction of human visciousness as well as beauty. My Mother's House is an absolutely gripping read!" --Sahar Delijani, author of Children of the Jacaranda Tree

"You need to read My Mother's House. I loved it. From the amazing opening chapter to the end, the book is original, exciting, and beautifully written. Francesca Momplaisir is incredible." --Edward Kelsey Moore, author of The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues