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"When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy's plans don't include her overzealous, evangelical mother-or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first-not to give a better life to her family back home. Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self-preservation, hoping for a new start. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely's treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny. Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality"--Container cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library DENNIS-BENN (Nicole) (Text) 37814003324093 AUDIO - NEW Audiobook CD System_Only_3months 11/25/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684419814
  • ISBN: 1684419816
  • Physical Description: 14 audio discs (approximately 17 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Prince Frederick, MD] : HighBridge Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Sharon Gordon.
Summary, etc.:
"When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy's plans don't include her overzealous, evangelical mother-or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru. Beating with the pulse of a long-withheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first-not to give a better life to her family back home. Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self-preservation, hoping for a new start. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely's treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny. Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality"--Container cover.
System Details Note:
Compact discs.
Subject: Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Jamaicans > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Sexual minorities > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Jamaica > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Audiobooks.
Sound recordings.
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