Y

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Faber & Faber, Jan 1, 2013 - Fiction - 368 pages
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'My life begins at the Y...' Abandoned as a newborn at the doors of the local YMCA and then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds stability in the home of Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions. Will she ever belong? Who is her true family? And why would her parents abandon Shannon on the day she was born?

The answers lie in the heartrending tale of her mother, a headstrong young woman trapped in a series of events that will change her life forever.

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User Review  - mjspear - LibraryThing

Shannon, abandoned at birth, has a stable foster family and a good life but she is angry and unsettled and wants to find her mother. Yula is a young and pregnant; surrounded by drug abusing men and ... Read full review

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User Review  - aurora.schnarr - LibraryThing

Goodreads Synopsis:"Y. That perfect letter. The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over. Why? . . . My life begins at the Y." So opens Marjorie Celona's highly ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Marjorie Celona is the author of Y, which was chosen for the Waterstones 11 debut list, shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and longlisted for the Giller Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award for 'Othello'. Marjorie received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts fellow and recipient of the John C. Schupes fellowship. In recent years, she has been the Olive B. O'Connor fellow at Colgate University and writer-in-residence at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harvard Review, Glimmer Train, and Crazyhorse, amongst others. Born and raised on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, she now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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