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The Resource Bitter in the Mouth, Monique Truong, (electronic resource)

Bitter in the Mouth, Monique Truong, (electronic resource)

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Bitter in the Mouth
Title
Bitter in the Mouth
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Monique Truong
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Language
eng
Summary
Bitter in the Mouth is a brilliant, virtuosic novel about a young woman's search for identity and the true meaning of family. "What I know about you, little girl, would break you in two" are the prophetic last words that Linda Hammerick's grandmother says to her. Growing up in small-town North Carolina in the 1970s and '80s, Linda already knows that she is profoundly different from everyone else, including the members of her own family. She can "taste" words. In this and in other ways, her body is a mystery to her. Linda's awkward girlhood is nonetheless enlivened and emboldened by her dancing great-uncle Harper, and Kelly, her letter-writing best friend. Linda makes her way north to college and then to New York City, trying her best to leave her past behind her like "a pair of shoes that no longer fit." But when a family tragedy compels her to return home, Linda uncovers the startling secrets of her past. Monique Truong's acclaimed novel questions our assumptions about what it means to be a family and to be a friend, to be foreign and to be familiar, to be connected to and disconnected from our bodies, our histories, ourselves. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Summary
When a personal tragedy compels a young woman to return to Boiling Springs, North Carolina, she gets to know a mother she never knew and uncovers a startling story of a life, a family
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Truong, Monique
Dewey number
813.6
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fiction
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adult
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Bitter in the Mouth, Monique Truong, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780679603429
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1a31f3f7-e77d-4bd7-a7b5-e43878c660db
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Label
Bitter in the Mouth, Monique Truong, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679603429
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1a31f3f7-e77d-4bd7-a7b5-e43878c660db
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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