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Getting Mother’s Body is a true spiritual successor to the work of writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker—but when it comes .

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks�s debut novel, Getting Mother�s Body, has an affinity to William Faulkner�s classic, As I Lay Dying, only this time, Parks has flipped the script in a couple of areas.

This decision was made shortly after one of her books, Getting Mother's Body, was published. She kept herself on schedule and succeeded.

Suzan-Lori Parks (1963-05-10) May 10, 1963 (age 56) Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States. Suzan-Lori Parks is an American playwright, screenwriter, musician and novelist Contents. This decision was made shortly after one of her books, Getting Mother's Body, was published. She wrote anywhere she had to: on the road, hotel rooms, and modes of transportation.

Getting Mother's Body book. Like a country quilt, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks's spellbinding first novel, Getting Mother's Body, is pieced together from rags: short and slanted scraps of narrative recounted by various friends and members of the hard-luck Beede clan of Ector County, Texas.

The enormously accomplished fiction debut from Suzan-Lori Parks, the 2002 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Getting Mother’s Body takes its . Suzan-Lori Parks is a novelist, playwright, songwriter, and screenwriter

The enormously accomplished fiction debut from Suzan-Lori Parks, the 2002 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Getting Mother’s Body takes its place in the company of the classic works of Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker. Suzan-Lori Parks is a novelist, playwright, songwriter, and screenwriter. She was the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/ Underdog, as well as a 2001 MacArthur genius grant.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The debut novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is a gutsy, funny, tragic and completely original work for fans of William Faulkner and Alice Walker. In the 1950s, in a small southern town. In the 1950s, in a small southern town in the US, the Beedes are the lowest of the low. Always struggling, they remain shackled by poverty and their own lack of ambition. Everyone, but sixteen-year-old Billie Beede. Billy Beede has big ideas about her life. She's had the Beede misfortune to get pregnant by an itinerant coffin salesman

Even don’t got a knack for it, though. My half-sister’s heavyset and can’t stand on the horse even though he’s got a swayback and ain’t moving

Even don’t got a knack for it, though. My half-sister’s heavyset and can’t stand on the horse even though he’s got a swayback and ain’t moving. Ma looks tired, Even looks let down. The horse, though, looks happy, standing tied to the clothesline, eating his dinner. Come on over here, I tell them, I’ll teach you how to shoot. We already know how to shoot, Ma says. Even wants to practice, though. Maybe she’ll be better at shooting than she is at riding. Laz lines up the cans and they shoot.

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Suzan-Lori Parks is a Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama– Getting Mother's Body is her first novel

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Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks

Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks. A young girl, pregnant with an with an illegitimate child, sets off on a journey to reclaim her mother's body along with the jewels buried with her. She hopes that this treasure will be her salvation. Suzan Lori Parks Reading Lists Playlists Book Lists. What others are saying. The Red Letter Plays (Playwrights Canada Press). Title: The Red Letter PlaysAuthor: Parks, Suzan-Lori/ Hawthorne, NathanielPublisher: Consortium Book Sales & DistPublication Date: of Pages: Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: 00046679. In the Blood, by Suzan Lori-Parks. really great play to read.

Billy Beede, the teenage daughter of the fast-running, no-account, and six-years-dead Willa Mae, comes home one day to find a fateful letter waiting for her: Willa Mae’s burial spot in LaJunta, Arizona, is about to be plowed up to make way for a supermarket.As Willa Mae’s only daughter, Billy is heiress to her mother’s substantial but unconfirmed fortune—a cache of jewels that Willa Mae’s lover, Dill Smiles, is said to have buried with her. Dirt poor, living in a trailer with her Aunt June and Uncle Roosevelt behind a gas station in a tumbleweedy Texas town, and pregnant with an illegitimate child, Billy knows that treasure could mean salvation. So she steals Dill’s pickup truck and, with her aunt and uncle in tow, heads for Arizona with Dill in hot pursuit. While everyone agrees it’s only polite to speak of getting mother’s body and moving her to a proper resting place, it’s well understood that digging up Willa Mae’s diamonds and pearls will make the whole trip a lot more worthwhile.The enormously accomplished fiction debut from Suzan-Lori Parks, the 2002 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Getting Mother’s Body takes its place in the company of the classic works of Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker. But when it comes to an ingenious, uproarious knack for depicting the trifling, hard-luck, down-and-out souls who need a little singing and laughing and lying and praying to get through the day, Suzan-Lori Parks shares the stage with no one.From the Hardcover edition.

Comments: (7)

Uyehuguita
{WARNING: in case any literary critics and english teachers are reading this please forgive my laziness and slight use of ebonics}

:P

"Getting Mother's Body" (GMB)is 1 of THE GREATs--an offbeat, refreshing, tastefully done read,that I so desperately wish there were more of in African American fiction.

(lemme mention~~I am an avid reader who is not easily impressed)

Featuring colourful storytelling spliced with comedic moments, the tale unweaves itself circa 40s or 50s {forgive me I cant remember exactly which 1) in a laid-back, familiar country setting. The book focuses on
accounts of a black,not-so-traditional family with traditional values: including one central character--a young, sassy, determined black chik whose biological parents died (as the title suggests) or have disappeared---who winds up pregnant by a married man [which sparks the chain of events that carry us thru the story. OoOoh Drama!

I read GMB a few years ago, and I remember because it was a summer novel
I found before hurricane katrina ravaged my New Orleans home. I recall scouring the N.O. library online catalog [go figga] for something 'different.' I clicked a list of 'award winning' labels & copped this book after seeing the description. LOL & voila, I had an entertaining book.

I'm surprised not to have seen many people suggesting
this book in the many amazon.com aa-fiction booklists or online book enthusiats I frequent! Perhaps I'm just late to discover it? Dang..the lady IS a Pulitzer Prize winning African American writer {p/s I'm wondering if she is related to Gordon Parks}!

Anyways Getting Mother's Body is not your run-of-the-mill aa-fiction piece. In today's times where 'thugism' and 'ghetto-fabulousism' and violence serve as afterschool 'daytime tv treats' and kiddie reading-----i mean has any1 checked out that tv series "first 48?" that crap is bananas! I have not capitalized the show's title because I think it's disgusting that people find the exploitation of death [and i mean exploited to the 100th degree real personal]---& human-suffering
"edifying must-see tv;" PLUS the fact that the victims & alleged perpetrators are mostly young black men-now add that to the number of tv shows and movies bombarding our brains with VIOLENCE, death and CRIME-trial-based content...Is it even a surprise that our kids are committing many violent crimes? or are these shows adverstisements for crime and the billion $ judicial system??? I know i lived in N.O. the murda capital blah blah blah.... but who da hell ok'd this show????

*sigh* lemme' get off my soapbox b/c i watched the show a few times

We as parents, community members, role-models for every1 need to review and address our standards for quality literary and tv content. GMB should be required h. s. {or college} reading, along with dead 'great American' {white} authors. I am starting my crusade to alert other readers and possibly educators about some quality AA fiction that goes unnoticed. Here on amazon.com I shall be highlighting a few of the not-so-well-known publications by AAA, which showcase excellent storylines and life lessons intertwined with home-grown 'flava.'

Hope you enjoy reading "Getting Mother's Body"

nah go read!
Kelerana
I need to start out by saying that I LOVED this book by Suzan-Lori Parks. Really loved it. The first 30 or so pages didn't start of particularly well for me and I wasn't sure I was going to like it but I pushed through and I am glad I did because it truly was an excellent book. A great combination of tragedy, folly, and comedy. Well written in what I would call great bursts of writing, the author tells the story of what can only be referred to as a family and a loose confederation of people on the road to recover what they think is "buried treasure" in the form of jewels that were buried with one Willa Mae Beede upon her death. The protagonist here--her daughter Billy Beede--is a knocked up 16 year old girl who isn't sure if she wants to keep her baby or get an abortion but she knows one thing for sure and that is she needs money. All of the characters in this small Texas town are poor as poor can be. So Billy comes up with this idea to go find her mother who she believes was buried with a pearl necklace and diamond ring, unearth her body, and sell the jewels for money. Unfortunately, getting to this small town is no small task and it appears many others have the same idea including her Uncle and one-legged Aunt, Willa Mae's lesbian lover Dill, and several others including a distant cousin Laz who they met on the way to dig up mom. A really well written book that will leave you alternately laughing and crying but also realizing that when someone is so poor, they would resort to almost anything they think is realistic to pull themselves out of poverty.
Zicelik
Great book. Parks is a masterful storyteller.
Nilador
Susan-Lori Parks' Getting Mother's Body is an entertaining story of Billy Beede, a pregnant sixteen year old who is convinced that she must travel from Texas to Arizona and dig up her mother's grave to claim the jewels she is buried with. The only problem is, she has no money and no way of getting there. How she gets there, and the people she lies to, cheats on, and cons make up this uproarious read. Parks' novel is narrated by a number of characters, some central, some not and its just a fun, funny read. Parks is certainly creative and a skilled writer. Have fun with this one.
Getting Mother's Body download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Suzan-Lori Parks
ISBN: 0739302973
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (May 2003)