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Know the mother, Desiree Cooper

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Know the mother
Title
Know the mother
Statement of responsibility
Desiree Cooper
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector-at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, women-both black and white-find themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives. In this heart-wrenching collection, Cooper reveals that gender and race are often unanticipated interlopers in family life. An anxious mother reflects on her prenatal fantasies of suicide while waiting for her daughter to come home late one night. A lawyer miscarries during a conference call and must proceed as though nothing has happened. On a rare night out with her husband, a new mother tries convincing herself that everything is still the same. A politician's wife's thoughts turn to slavery as she contemplates her own escape: "Even Harriet Tubman had realized that freedom wasn't worth the price of abandoning her family, so she'd come back home. She'd risked it all for love." With her lyrical and carefully crafted prose, Cooper's stories provide truths without sermon and invite empathy without sentimentality. Know the Mother explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction will appreciate this deeply felt collection
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StDuBDS
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no index present
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Made in Michigan writers series
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Know the mother, Desiree Cooper
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm79751824
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9780814341490
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Know the mother, Desiree Cooper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm79751824
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9780814341490
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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