A learn of certain different types of mass violence, the narratives each sort calls for, and the collective identities produced from and upon those, this book focuses round readings of popular and influential novels corresponding to Toni Morrison's liked , Amy Tan's the enjoyment success membership and Isabel Allende's the home of Spirits .
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Neena's mom, Freeda, disappeared on a chilly February morning in 1984, leaving the fifteen-year-old Neena and her more youthful sister, Tish, within the care of Nan, their stern grandmother. 20 years later, Neena—no longer dwelling in Philadelphia—supports herself by means of blackmailing married males. Returning to her adolescence domestic while a sting is going extraordinarily improper, she avoids her grandmother whereas trying to pull one final hustle on a well-liked neighborhood attorney.
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