The Mistress's Daughter

CD - unabridged
(6 CDs)
Product Number: CX205
Released: 01 Nov, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407427744
Narrator(s): Rachel Botchan
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

On the day that Homes was born in 1961, she was given up for adoption. Her birth parents were a twenty-two year old woman and an older married man with whom she was having an affair. Thirty years later, out of the blue, Homes was contacted by a lawyer on behalf of her birth mother and they began to correspond; her biological father contacted her soon after. These two individuals and their effect on the adult Homes are strange and unexpected and the story spirals into something utterly raw and hilarious, heartbreaking and absurd. Along the way, Homes describes the clash between her childhood fantasies of her birth parents and the disappointing reality.

Author(s): A.M. Homes
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2008

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Author(s): A.M. Homes
Narrator(s): Rachel Botchan
Product Number D524
Released: 01 Oct, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407446554

Professional reviews

"'Homes transmutes her anger and pain into a superb examination of personal identity.' THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Bitter and relentlessly self-scrutinising... a profound book about shame, nature versus nurture and the consequences of absent parents.' THE TELEGRAPH 'This powerful memoir explores what it means to the author to be adopted and how it has shaped her.' THE DAILY EXPRESS 'A compulsive read.' THE SUNDAY HERALD"

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