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Half A Heart Rosellen Brown

Half A Heart

Rosellen Brown

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ISBN : 9780743505796
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Miriam Vener feels trapped in the comfortable white middle-class life she leads with her fmaily in Houston during the 1980s. The life suddenly shatters with the appearnace, after almost eighteen years of Veronica (Ronnee), her biracial daughter boenMoreMiriam Vener feels trapped in the comfortable white middle-class life she leads with her fmaily in Houston during the 1980s. The life suddenly shatters with the appearnace, after almost eighteen years of Veronica (Ronnee), her biracial daughter boen in Mississippi in the sixties when Miriam was a civil rights activist. Hot tempered, sensitive, manipulative and deeply hurt at her mothers disappearance from her life, Ronnee has been raised by her father, a formerly brilliant college professor who forbade her to see her white mother. Half a Heart charts the emotionally fraught terrain of the mother and daughters reunion and Ronnees divided sense of self and loyalty. With which family, and which race, does she identify? How does all this affect her relationships with her newly discored half-sister, her white boyfriend, and the father she is rebelling against? Half a Heart is a searingly honest novel of public and private ideals betrayed and hopes reignited by one of our foremost novelists.