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    • Getting Mother's Body

    • A Novel
    • By: Suzan-Lori Parks
    • Narrated by: Suzan-Lori Parks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' wildly original debut novel, Getting Mother's Body, follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buried (or were they?) with Billy's fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae. Getting Mother's Body is a true spiritual successor to the work of writers Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker - but when it comes to bringing hard-luck characters to life, Suzan-Lori Parks shares the stage with no one.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't continue listening...

    • By Lesli on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Getting Mother's Body

    • By: Suzan-Lori Parks
    • Narrated by: Suzan-Lori Parks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Billy Beede, comes home one day to find a fateful letter waiting for her: Willa Mae's burial is about to be plowed up to make way for a supermarket. As Willa Mae's only daughter, Billy is heiress to her mother's substantial but unconfirmed fortune. Dirt poor, living in a trailer with her Aunt June and Uncle Roosevelt behind a gas station in a tumbleweedy Texas town, and pregnant with an illegitimate child, Billy knows that treasure could mean salvation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a warning...

    • By Andrew on 07-30-03

    Regular price: $26.60