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The Resource Caul baby : a novel, Morgan Jerkins

Caul baby : a novel, Morgan Jerkins

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Caul baby : a novel
Title
Caul baby
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Morgan Jerkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power. When a deal for Laila to acquire a piece of caul falls through, she is heartbroken, but when the child is stillborn, she is overcome with grief and rage. What she doesn't know is that a baby will soon be delivered in her family - by her niece, Amara, an ambitious college student - and delivered to the Melancons to raise as one of their own. Hallow is special: she's born with a caul, and their matriarch, Maman, predicts the girl will restore the family's prosperity. Growing up, Hallow feels that something in her life is not right. Did Josephine, the woman she calls mother, really bring her into the world? Why does her cousin Helena get to go to school and roam the streets of New York freely while she's confined to the family's decrepit brownstone? As the Melancons' thirst to maintain their status grows, Amara, now a successful lawyer running for district attorney, looks for a way to avenge her longstanding grudge against the family. When mother and daughter cross paths, Hallow will be forced to decide where she truly belongs."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IG$
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Jerkins, Morgan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pregnancy
  • Family secrets
  • Healers
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Folklore
Label
Caul baby : a novel, Morgan Jerkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062873088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1243270254
  • 721105
  • (OCoLC)1243270254
Label
Caul baby : a novel, Morgan Jerkins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062873088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1243270254
  • 721105
  • (OCoLC)1243270254

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