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Title: Mother of Pearl (Oprah's Book Club)
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: very good
Publisher:  Washington Square Press
ISBN Number: 0671774670 / 9780671774677
Seller ID: 9780671774677
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.