A NovelBook - 2005
In the aftermath of her mother's death, thirty-one-year-old Nikki Eaton comes into a startling realization of her identity as a daughter and experiences a tumultuous year of mourning that gives way to greater wisdom and love.
Blackwell North Amer
Last time you see someone and you don't
know it will be the last time. And all that
you know now, if only you'd known then.
But you didn't know, and now it's too late.
And you tell yourself
known, I could not have known.
You tell yourself.
This is my story of missing my mother. One
day, in a way unique to you, it will be your
From Joyce Carol Oates comes this candid, intimate, engaging, and personal new novel.
Nikki Eaton, single, thirty-one, sexually liberated, and economically self-supporting, has never particularly thought of herself as a daughter. Yet, following the unexpected loss of her mother, she undergoes a remarkable transformation during a tumultuous year that brings stunning horror, sorrow, illumination, wisdom, and even—from an unexpected source—a nurturing love.
In the aftermath of her mother's death, thirty-one-year-old, sexually liberated and economically independent Nikki Eaton comes into a startling realization of her identity as a daughter and experiences a tumultuous year of mourning that gives way to greater wisdom and love. 50,000 first printing.
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"Missing Mom" is the story of Nikki Eaton, a liberated 31-year-old woman who never thought of herself as a daughter until the sudden loss of her mother. After a tumultuous year of sorrow, illumination, and wisdom, Nikki finds a nurturing love from an unexpected source in Oates's moving novel.
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