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Rachel M. Harper, in conversation with Daniel Alexander Jones, discusses The Other Mother

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Image of green banner with details for event Rachel M. Harper, in conversation with Daniel Alexander Jones, discusses The Other Mother

Jenry Castillo is a musical prodigy, raised by a single mother in Miami. He arrives at Brown University on a scholarship--but also to learn more about his late father, Jasper Patterson, a famous ballet dancer who died tragically when Jenry was two. On his search, he meets his estranged grandfather, Winston Patterson, a legendary professor of African American history and a fixture at the Ivy League school, who explodes his world with one question: Why is Jenry so focused on Jasper, when it was Winston's daughter, Juliet, who was romantically involved with Jenry's mother? Juliet is the parent he should be looking for--his other mother.

Revelation follows revelation as each member of Jenry's family steps forward to tell the story of his origin, uncovering a web of secrecy that binds this family together even as it keeps them apart. Moving seamlessly between the past and the present, The Other Mother is a daring, ambitious novel that celebrates the complexities of love and resilience--masterfully exploring the intersections of race, class, and sexuality; the role of biology in defining who belongs to whom; and the complicated truth of what it means to be a family. (Counterpoint LLC)

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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
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695 E. Colorado St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Other Mother: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781640095045
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Published: Counterpoint - May 3rd, 2022
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