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Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son

Mary Carter Bishop
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780062400734, 0062400738
Summary
While applying for a passport as an adult, Mary Carter Bishop made a shocking discovery: she had a secret half brother. Her mother told Mary Carter that the abandoned by was a "youthful mistake" from an encounter with a married man. Nine years later, Mary Carter tracked Ronnie down at the barbershop where he worked and found a near-broken man -- someone kind and happy to meet her, but someone deeply and irreversibly damaged by a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of an uncaring system. He was also disfigured due to a rare condition that would eventually kill him. Digging deep into her family's lives for understanding, Mary Carter unfolds a sweeping narrative of religious intolerance, poverty, fear, ambition, class, and social expectations. A riveting memoir about a family haunted by a shameful secret, Don't You Ever is a powerful story of a woman's search for her long-hidden sibling and of the factors that profoundly impact our individual destinies."--Adapted from book jacket.
Contents
  • Part I: Two funerals. Losing the brother I hardly knew ; Losing the mother I thought I knew
  • Part II: The parents who raised me. My mother: gentle hands and foul moods ; My father: joy, wonder, and self-hate
  • Part III: Our world. The kingdom of the rich ; The people in the big house
  • Part IV: The lie. Original shame ; On her own ; Polly and Roy ; Freaky little bastard ; Truth at the kitchen stove
  • Part V: Finding and losing Ronnie. I walk into his barbershop ; We get acquainted ; What was wrong ; Trying to help ; Losses, gains, losses
  • Part VI: Learning still. Unearthing Ronnie ; Our family shrivels
  • Part VII: A finer sifting. I draw closer ; Walking with them.
Description
viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black boards, green backstrip; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
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