All my mothers and fathers : a memoir (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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All my mothers and fathers : a memoir

Author: Michael Blumenthal
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Shortly after his mother dies of breast cancer when he is ten years old, author Michael Blumenthal discovers his mother was not his biological mother, and his aunt and uncle, immigrant chicken farmers living in Vineland, New Jersey, are really his parents. As fate would have it, his father, a German-Jewish refugee raised by a loveless and embittered stepmother after his own mother died in childbirth, has inflicted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Michael Blumenthal; Michael Blumenthal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Blumenthal
ISBN: 0060186291 9780060186296 0060933925 9780060933920
OCLC Number: 49296954
Description: xi, 259 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Michael Blumenthal.

Abstract:

Shortly after his mother dies of breast cancer when he is ten years old, author Michael Blumenthal discovers his mother was not his biological mother, and his aunt and uncle, immigrant chicken farmers living in Vineland, New Jersey, are really his parents. As fate would have it, his father, a German-Jewish refugee raised by a loveless and embittered stepmother after his own mother died in childbirth, has inflicted on his adoptive son a fate uncannily -- and terrifyingly -- similar to his own: Having first adopted Michael, in part, to help his dying wife, he then imposes on him the same sort of penurious and loveless stepmother whom he had to survive. With these revelations, the "mysteries" that seem to have permeated Michael's childhood are laid bare, triggering a quest for belonging that will infiltrate the author's entire adult life.

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