The Mothers

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Product Details
Price
$30.00
Publisher
Random House Large Print Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781524709860
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About the Author
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.
Reviews
"Brit Bennett is the real thing. The Mothers is a stellar novel -- moving, thoughtful. Stunning. I couldn't put it down. I'm so excited to have this brilliant new voice in the world." -Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn

"Brit Bennett's masterful debut is brimming with unforgettable scenes and the sort of keenly-observed, precise language that makes you look at your own relationships anew. Told with the wisdom of a seasoned, compassionate storyteller, The Mothers is a novel about community, friendship, grief and growth. The two women at the center of this novel are characters you will find yourself thinking about long after you've turned the last page-- they pull you in close and never let you go. Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature." -Angela Flournoy, author of National Book Award-finalist The Turner House

"Brit Bennett's The Mothers is a brilliant exploration of friendship, desire, inheritance, the love we seek, and the love we settle for. It is the kind of book that from its first page seduces you into knowing that the heartbreak coming will be worth it." -Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

"Brit Bennett's The Mothers is an engaging and assured debut novel of depth, and introspective power. It succeeds as a brilliant study of a modern black woman, and as a lyrical and majestic portrait of her place in society." --Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen

"Brit Bennett is so bracingly talented on the page. . . [The Mothers is] astute and absorbing and urgent." --Jezebel

"This book is something special: sage and sad and spectacular. This is a book about how the choices you make, and those made for you, shape the lovely, hopeful tragedy of your life." --Bookriot

"A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses." --Kirkus