About this book
This unforgettably powerful novel about a mother's courage, sacrifice and love, set against the volatile history of 20th century America, is a debut of extraordinary distinction and will appeal to fans of Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson. 'Beautiful and necessary from the very fist sentence' Paul Harding.
How do you prepare your children for a world you know is cruel? From the revivalist tents of Alabama to Vietnam, to the black middle-class enclave in the heart of the city, to a filthy bar in the ghetto, this is a novel about the guilt, sacrifice, responsibility and heartbreak that are an intrinsic part of ferocious love.