The Resource Know the mother: : stories, (electronic resource)

Know the mother: : stories, (electronic resource)

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Know the mother: : stories
Title
Know the mother:
Title remainder
stories
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Language
eng
Summary
While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector - at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, women - both black and white - find themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives. In this heart-wrenching collection, Cooper reveals that gender and race are often unanticipated interlopers in family life. An anxious mother reflects on her prenatal fantasies of suicide while waiting for her daughter to come home late one night. A lawyer miscarries during a conference call and must proceed as though nothing has happened. On a rare night out with her husband, a new mother tries convincing herself that everything is still the same. A politician's wife's thoughts turn to slavery as she contemplates her own escape: "Even Harriet Tubman had realized that freedom wasn't worth the price of abandoning her family, so she'd come back home. She'd risked it all for love." With her lyrical and carefully crafted prose, Cooper's stories provide truths without sermon and invite empathy without sentimentality. Know the Mother explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction will appreciate this deeply felt collection
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Midwest
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Cooper, Desiree
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Made in Michigan writers series
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  • Motherhood
  • Mother and child
  • Women
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Know the mother: : stories, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11624907
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11624907
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11624907
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Know the mother: : stories, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11624907
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11624907
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11624907
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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