Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks audiobook

Getting Mother's Body: A Novel

By Suzan-Lori Parks
Read by Suzan-Lori Parks

Random House Audio 9781400060221
7.48 Hours 1
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Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’s wildly original debut novel, Getting Mother’s Body, follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buried—or were they?—with Billy’s fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae. Getting Mother’s Body is a true spiritual successor to the work of writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker—but when it comes to bringing hard-luck characters to ingenious, uproarious life, Suzan-Lori Parks shares the stage with no one.

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Summary

Summary

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’s wildly original debut novel, Getting Mother’s Body, follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buried—or were they?—with Billy’s fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae. Getting Mother’s Body is a true spiritual successor to the work of writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker—but when it comes to bringing hard-luck characters to ingenious, uproarious life, Suzan-Lori Parks shares the stage with no one.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a playwright’s ear, a novelist’s eye, and a passionate appreciation for the complex magic of everyday women, Suzan-Lori Parks spins a story whose characters are as mysterious and sexy as lace curtains billowing at the bedroom window.” Pearl Cleage
“A thoroughly riveting novel of love, family, and redemption.” Booklist (starred review)
“Fueled by irresistible, infectious talk and prose that swings like speech, this novel begs (no surprise) to be read aloud.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Suzan-Lori Parks

Author Bio: Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks is a novelist, playwright, songwriter, and screenwriter. She was the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for her play Topdog/ Underdog, as well as a 2001 MacArthur “genius grant.” Her other plays include Fucking A, In the Blood, The America Play, Venus, and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World. Parks currently lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband, blues musician Paul Scher.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English