Trading dreams at midnight: a novel
Fifteen-year-old Neena and her younger sister, Tish, are certain their mother will return, flush with the promise of a new man. But Freeda's disappearance on the cold February morning in 1984 soon stretches from days to months and from months to years. Raised by their stern grandmother Nan, the two sisters quickly learn to look after themselves, fiercely reinventing their lives in the wake of Freeda's absence.
Two decades later, at age thirty-six, Neena has moved away from Philadelphia and supports herself by blackmailing married men. When one of her stings goes terribly wrong, she decides to return to her childhood home. Unable to face her grandmother, Neena attempts to pull one last hustle on a prominent local lawyer. But when she learns that her younger sister has been hospitalized with pregnancy complications, she must decide how to come to terms with the woman who raised her. Reunited, Neena, Tish, and Nan each confronts her own memories of the past, and together reveal their dreams for the future.
Shifting seamlessly through time, Trading Dreams at Midnight is the story of three generations of women bound to each other by shared joy and pain. In the evocative prose that has become her signature, Diane McKinney-Whetstone captures in exquisite detail our lingering, ever-hopeful desires for redemption and rebirth--and reminds us of the possibilities the future may still hold.
|Grouped Work ID||1f86450b-374c-c546-5048-6e7a332e7a0d|
|Grouping Title||trading dreams at midnight|
|Grouping Author||mckinney whetstone diane|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-14 23:00:10PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-14 23:50:45PM|
Annex - Adult Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Audiobook
Neena's mother, Freeda, disappeared on a cold February morning in 1984, leaving the fifteen-year-old Neena and her younger sister, Tish, in the care of Nan, their stern grandmother. Two decades later, Neena--no longer living in Philadelphia--supports herself by blackmailing married men. Returning to her childhood home when a sting goes terribly wrong, she avoids her grandmother while attempting to pull one last hustle on a prominent local lawyer. But discovering that Tish has been hospitalized with pregnancy complications forces Neena to come to terms with the woman who raised her and the truth about the woman who abandoned her. As Neena, Tish, and Nan reunite, each confronts her own memories of the past and dreams for the future.
CD audio book
CD audio book
CD AUDIO Fiction McKinne
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
African American families -- Fiction
African American women -- Fiction
South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Fiction
|title_display||Trading dreams at midnight : a novel|
Trading Dreams at Midnight A Novel
Trading dreams at midnight : a novel / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Trading dreams at midnight [sound recording] / Diane McKinney-Whetstone
|title_short||Trading dreams at midnight :|
African American families
African American women