Half A Heart

By: Rosellen Brown

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A moving story about estrangement and intimacy, race and privilege, identity and belonging from the bestselling author of "Before and After"
Miriam Vener feels trapped in the comfortable white middle-class life she leads with her family in Houston during the 1980s. That life suddenly shatters with the appearance, after almost eighteen years, of Veronica (Ronnee), her biracial daughter born in Mississippi in the sixties when Miriam was a civil rights activist. Hot tempered, sensitive, manipulative and deeply hurt at her mother's disappearance from her life, Ronnee has been raised by her father, a formerly brilliant college professor who forbade her to see her white mother. "Half a Heart" charts the emotionally fraught terrain of the mother and daughter's reunion and Ronnee's divided sense of self and loyalty. With which family, and which race, does she identify? How does all this affect her relationships with her newly discovered half-sister, her white boyfriend, and the father she is rebelling against?" Half a Heart "is a searingly honest novel of public and private ideals betrayed and hopes reignited by one of our foremost novelists.

Title: Half A Heart

Author Name: Rosellen Brown

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Picador: 2000

ISBN Number: 0312278306

ISBN Number 13: 9780312278304

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 0132688