The Mistress's Daughter

The Mistress’s Daughter

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101202197
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

The acclaimed writer A. M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with a family of his own. The Mistress’s Daughter is the ruthlessly honest account of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes relates how they initially made contact and what happened afterwards, and digs through the family history of both sets of her parents in a twenty-first-century electronic search for self. Daring, heartbreaking, and startlingly funny, Homes’s memoir is a brave and profoundly moving consideration of identity and family.

The Mistress's Daughter

The Mistress’s Daughter

A. M. Homes

Praise

“A compelling, devastating, and furiously good book written with an honesty few of us would risk.”
-Zadie Smith

“Fierce and eloquent.”
-The New York Times Book Review

“As startling and riveting as her fiction . . . a lacerating memoir in which the formerly powerless child triumphs with the help of a mighty pen.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“Rich in humanity and humor . . . Homes combines an unfussy candor with a deliciously droll, quirky wit. . . . Her energy and urgency become infectious.”
-USA Today

“I fell in love with it from the first page and read compulsively to the end.”
-Amy Tan

“As a memoirist, A. M. Homes takes a characteristically fierce and fearless approach. And she has a whopper of a personal story to tell.”
-Chicago Tribune

NEWSROOM

5/9/14

Working Mother magazine has picked its “50 Most Powerful Moms of 2014″ and Viking/Penguin author A.M. Homes is one of three authors on the list, which also includes Hunger Games author Suzanne… Read more >

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