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by Marjorie Celona


Summary

Marjorie CelonaâÈçs 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 ShannonâÈçs 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 ShannonâÈçs birth. As past and present converge, CelonaâÈçs beautiful novel tells an unforgettable story of identity, inheritance, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

From the publisher

"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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  • Title Y
  • Author Marjorie Celona
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 288
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster, USA
  • Date 2013-09-03
  • ISBN 9781451674408 / 1451674406
  • Weight 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 in (21.08 x 13.72 x 2.03 cm)
  • Themes
    • Topical: Family
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

Media reviews

âÈêA feat of storytelling. It will leave you raw but softened, carrying a brutal reminder that family is both made and given, something we must endure and embrace.âÈë

Citations

  • New York Times Book Review, 02/02/2014, Page 24
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