East Bay launch of Paulette Boudreaux's new novel, Mulberry

Join us in welcoming Paulette Boudreaux for the East Bay launch of her new novel, Mulberry. Boudreaux's Mulberry was the winner of the inaugural Lee Smith Novel Prize from Carolina Wren Press in 2014.

 

Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments served. This event is free.

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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ISBN: 9780932112873
Availability: Backordered
Published: Blair - October 1st, 2015

ABOUT PAULETTE BOUDREAUX:

Paulette Boudreaux is a Mississippi native who now lives in Los Gatos, California. She is a member of the English faculty of West Valley College and has published short stories and novel excerpts in national and international literary journals including Room of One’s Own, Acorn Whistle, Equinox: Writing for a New Culture, In the Margins, and Voices. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a master’s in fine arts degree from Mills College.

 

ABOUT MULBERRY:

"A captivating tale of loss and redemption that describes the power of a love as complex as the place and times in which Maddy lives."

 

A young girl growing up in small-town segregated Mississippi in the 1960s, Maddy Culpepper's life is calm and ordinary. In spite of being raised in a working poor family, she has lived an insular life in a family held together by the strength and wits of her mother. But life begins to crumble when her mother abandons the home to tend to her youngest child, an infant who is hospitalized. Maddy and her three young brothers are left in the care of their father, a combat veteran possessed by a tragic family secret. As he slides into an alcohol-soaked world of guilt and shame, Maddy must take on responsibilities no child should face, and she becomes a force to contend with in her own right.

 

Paulette Boudreaux's Mulberry was the winner of the inaugural Lee Smith Novel Prize from Carolina Wren Press in 2014.


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