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Mother country : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Mother country : a novel / Jacinda Townsend.

Townsend, Jacinda, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781644450871
  • ISBN: 1644450879
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
Saddled with student loans, medical debt, and the sudden news of her infertility after a major car accident, Shannon, an African American woman, follows her boyfriend to Morocco in search of relief. There, in the cobblestoned medina of Marrakech, she finds a toddler in a pink jacket whose face mirrors her own. With the help of her boyfriend and a bribed official, Shannon makes the fateful decision to adopt and raise the girl in Louisville, Kentucky. But the girl already has a mother: Souria, an undocumented Mauritanian woman who was trafficked as a teen, and who managed to escape to Morocco to build another life.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Women > Morocco > Marrakech > Fiction.
Human trafficking victims > Fiction.
Adopted children > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Louisville (Ky.) > Fiction.
Morocco > Fiction.

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