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Caul baby : a novel

Author: Morgan Jerkins
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magic realist fiction
Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Jerkins
ISBN: 9780062873088 0062873083
OCLC Number: 1243270254
Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Morgan Jerkins.

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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  Read more...

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"Caul Baby is a deeply inventive meditation on survival and inheritance. Morgan writes about the intricacies of Black motherhood in a way that is tender and at times, magic." -- Read more...

 
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