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Y: a novel

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Free Press,
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2013, c2012.
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
"A gorgeous, moving debut.…Marjorie Celona writes with acute sensitivity to how a child sees her world and renders a character readers will love in all her glorious self-doubt" ( The Boston Globe ). Marjorie Celona's internationally acclaimed debut, longlisted for the Giller Prize, chronicles a wise-beyond-her-years child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. Growing up in foster homes, Shannon chooses to define life on her own terms, but she never stops wondering why she was abandoned. Brilliantly interwoven with Shannon's story is the tale of her mother, Yula, a girl herself who is facing a desperate fate in the hours and days leading up to Shannon's birth. As past and present converge, Celona's beautiful novel tells an unforgettable story of identity, inheritance, and, ultimately, forgiveness.
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 23:53:44PM
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