The Mothers

Title : The Mothers
ISBN : 0399184511
Author : Brit Bennett
Format : Hardcover
Language : English
Published : 19 Apr 2018, 09:03 PM
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Book Descriptions : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Luminous engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss People, Pick of the Week Fantastic a book that feels alive on the page The Washington PostA dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community and the things that ultimately haunt us most Set with NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Luminous engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss People, Pick of the Week Fantastic a book that feels alive on the page The Washington PostA dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community and the things that ultimately haunt us most Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition It begins with a secret All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief stricken, seventeen year old beauty Mourning her own mother s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor s son Luke Sheppard is twenty one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner They are young it s not serious But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance and the subsequent cover up will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God fearing best friend, the years move quickly Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question What if they had chosen differently The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a what if can be powerful than an experience itself If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever