Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone

€19,95

Auteur: Jacqueline Woodson

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER



One of OPRAH MAGAZINE'S "BEST BOOKS OF 2019"



"An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson's writing conjures up Toni Morrison." - People



"In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss….With Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen - even further into the ranks of great literature." - NPR



"This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters." -Tayari Jones, bestselling author of An American Marriage, in O Magazine.

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place.


Van Ditmar Boekenimport B.V.
Penguin Publishing Group

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