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Bowen Island Public Library F TAY (Text) 30947000520771 New Books Volume hold Checked out 10/28/2017

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  • ISBN: 9780385689281 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 292 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, Doubleday Canada, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "I didn't realise my mother was a person until I was thirteen years old and she pulled me out of bed, put me in the back of her car, and we left home and my dad with no explanations. I thought that Ma was all that she was and all that she had ever wanted to be. I was wrong. As we made our way from Virginia to California, returning to the places where she'd lived as a child in foster care and as a teenager on the run, repaying debts and keeping promises, I learned who she was in her life-before-me and the secrets she had kept - even from herself. But when life on the road began to feel normal I couldn't forget the home we'd left behind, couldn't deny that, just like my mother, I too had unfinished business." This enigmatic pilgrimage takes them back to various stages of Alex's mother's life, each new state prompting stories and secrets. Together they trace back through a life of struggle and adventure to put to rest unfinished business, to heal old wounds and to search out lost friends. This is an extraordinary story of a life; a stunning exploration of identity and an authentic study of the relationship between a mother and her child."--From publisher.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Road fiction.

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