A. M. Homes The Mistress's Daughter

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The Mistress's Daughter

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A.M. Holmes was given up for adoption at birth. Thirty years later her birth parents tracked her down. The story of meeting her biological parents and what follows is unnervingly emotional.

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AM Homes is the author of five novels, In a Country of Mothers, The End of Alice, Music for Torching and Jack, and two collections of short stories, The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know, all published by Granta. She lives in New York City.

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A.M. Homes always knew she was adopted. When she was 31, her biological mother initiated contact with her, the daughter she gave away. Jane Adams gives an extraordinary performance, bringing to life the almost clinical objectivity Homes employs throughout the first two-thirds of this memoir as she reassesses her identity after her biological mother turns her life upside down. The final third of the book spirals downward into rage over her father's broken promise to invite her into his family. Adams puts all that anger into her performance. After 22 minutes of asking questions without answers in a voice that becomes more and more hate-filled, Adams leaves the listener exhausted and full of pity for all the players in this sad story. N.E.M © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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