Getting Mother's Body

Getting Mother's Body

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's wildly original debut novel, Getting Mother's Body , follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buried--or were they?--with Billy's fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae. Getting Mother's Body is a true spiritual successor to the work of writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker--but when it comes to bringing hard-luck characters to ingenious, uproarious life, Suzan-Lori Parks shares the stage with no one.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004, c2003.
Edition: Random House trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780812968002
081296800X
Branch Call Number: PARKS S 2004
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 21 cm.

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LPL_MeredithW Sep 24, 2017

A wonderfully written re-imagining of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" set in rural 1960s Texas among the African American Beede family, this novel moves fast and packs a punch. You'll fall in love with protagonist Billy Beede - pregnant, unmarried, and in search of the treasure her dead mo... Read More »


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LPL_MeredithW Sep 24, 2017

A wonderfully written re-imagining of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" set in rural 1960s Texas among the African American Beede family, this novel moves fast and packs a punch. You'll fall in love with protagonist Billy Beede - pregnant, unmarried, and in search of the treasure her dead mother left behind.

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