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The Mother of Pearl Melinda Hayes

The Mother of Pearl

Melinda Hayes

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Professional Review: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. (Oprahs Book Club)