Mother of Pearl
A NovelPaperback - 2000
Captures the irony and racial ambivalence of small-town Mississippi in the late 1950s. It revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, the fifteen-year-old white daughter of the town whore and an unknown father.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Washington Square Press, 2000, c1999.
Characteristics: 466 pages ;,21 cm.