Washington Square Press, 1999, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, First
First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 467 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse.. Capturing all the rueful irony and racial ambivalence of small-town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Melinda Haynes' celebrated novel is a wholly unforgettable exploration of family, identity, and redemption. Mother of Pearl revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, the fifteen-year-old white daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Both are passionately determined to discover the precious things neither experienced as children: human connection, enduring commitment, and, above all, unconditional love. A startlingly accomplished mixture of beauty, mystery, and tragedy, Mother of Pearl marks the debut of an extraordinary literary talent. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; United States; ISBN: 0671774670. ISBN/EAN: 9780671774677. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6055.