The Lauras: a novel

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year From critically acclaimed and Baileys Prize-nominated author Sara Taylor comes a dazzling new novel about youth, identity, and family secrets After a fight with Alex's father, Ma pulls Alex out of bed and onto a pilgrimage of self-discovery through her own enthralling past. Guided by a memory map of places and people from Ma's life before motherhood, the pair travels from Virginia to California, each new destination and character revealing secrets, stories, and unfinished business. As Alex's coming-of-age narrative unfolds across the continent, we meet a cast of riveting and heartwarming characters including brilliant Annie, who seeks the help of Ma and Alex to escape the patriarchal cult in which she was raised, and the tragic young Marisol, whose dreams of becoming a mother end in heartbreak. Slowly, Alex begins to realizes that the road trip is not a string of arbitrary stops, but a journey whose destination is perhaps Ma's biggest secret of all. Told from the perspective of Alex, a teenager who equates gender identification with unwillingly choosing a side in a war , and written with a stunningly assured lyricism, The Lauras is a fearless study of identity, set against the gorgeously rendered landscape of North America.
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Full title lauras
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Dysfunctional families -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Family secrets -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Gender identity -- Fiction, Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Motherhood -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Mothers -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Road fiction
title_display The Lauras
title_full The Lauras / Sara Taylor, The Lauras [sound recording] : a novel / Sara Taylor
title_short The Lauras
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Dysfunctional families, Family secrets, Gender identity, Identity (Philosophical concept), Motherhood, Mothers, Mothers and daughters