Mama

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 16, 1987 - Fiction - 260 pages
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The explosive novel that introduced #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan

 Meet Mildred Peacock, mother of five, black, and fed up with poverty and the jealous rampages of her husband, Crook. When Crook runs over her foot with his ’59 Mercury, she finally kicks him out to raise her kids on her own.
            Mildred is resourceful and sly, sassy and sexy, and she’ll do anything to pay the bills. But she loses job after job, and one man after another, until alcohol and nerve pills are her only comfort. All along though, there are always her kids, the most important things in her life.
            From the Midwest to the West Coast to New York, Mama moves with high-spirited realism through the 1960s and 1970s and the promises and disappointments that era meant for all black people.

 

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The very first time I heard about Terry McMillan’s debut novel, Mama, was in my African-American literature class in college. The book was not on our reading list but McMillan’s name came up in a ... Read full review

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Mama , a first novel, tells of a proud black woman, Mildred Peacock, and her five children. After a violent fight, Mildred throws her drunken husband out of the house. On her own in the poor town of ... Read full review

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Back Cover
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About the author (1987)

Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.

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