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LocationClark County
Call NoF Momp
TitleThe garden of broken things / Francesca Momplaisir.
AuthorMomplaisir, Francesca, 1973- author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293102008708F Momp5/17/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593321065 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0593321065
Personal Name Momplaisir, Francesca, 1973- author.
Title Statement The garden of broken things / Francesca Momplaisir.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Physical Description 305 pages : 22 cm.
Summary, Etc. "Genevieve, a single mother, flies to Port-au-Prince in 2010 with her teenage son, Miles. The trip is meant to be an education for Miles-a chance to learn about his family's roots while coming to terms with his father's departure-but it's also an excuse for Genevieve to escape New York City, where her life is dominated by her failed marriage and the daily pressures of raising Black children in America. For Genevieve, the journey is also a homecoming of sorts: an opportunity to visit the island she remembers from childhood, reconnect with her abrasive cousin, Ateya, and tend to her young, dejected niece, Ti'Louse. But when the is rocked by a massive earthquake-decimating the city and putting their lives at risk-Genevieve and Ateya are hurried down separate paths to preserve all they hold dearest: Ateya searching the plantain gardens for her daughter; Genevieve racing across the island to find medical care for her wounded son. Teetering on the faultline of history and one family's collapse, and written with dazzling prose and an unflinching eye, The Garden of Broken Things is an astonishing novel about restoration and disaster, motherhood and the bonds that carry through generations"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mothers and sons Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Earthquakes Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010 Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction.

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