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Y

Marjorie Celona

Marjorie Celona’s debut is a heartbreaking and compassionate story of sacrifice and love, which introduces readers to unforgettable characters and a brilliant new literary voice.

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ISBN
9780571283415
Date Published
01.01.2013
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Summary

‘My life begins at the Y…’ Abandoned as a newborn at the doors of the local YMCA and then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds stability in the home of Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions. Will she ever belong? Who is her true family? And why would her parents abandon Shannon on the day she was born?

The answers lie in the heartrending tale of her mother, a headstrong young woman trapped in a series of events that will change her life forever.

MarjorieCelona

Marjorie Celona is the author of Y, which was chosen for the Waterstones 11 debut list, shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and longlisted for the Giller Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award for ‘Othello’. Marjorie received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts fellow and recipient…

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