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Everybody"s son a novel by Thrity N. Umrigar

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Written in English


  • Foster children,
  • Fiction,
  • African Americans,
  • Parent and child

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Edition Notes

StatementThrity Umrigar
LC ClassificationsPS3621.M75 E94 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 336 pages
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27236032M
ISBN 100062442244
ISBN 109780062442246

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  Everybody’s Son is an example of powerful and uncomplicated writing which pushes your borders and leaves you at the edge of a mountain top. The only option you have is to jump. The only option you have is to : HarperCollins Publishers.   The Harvard-educated son of a US senator, Judge David Coleman is a scion of northeastern white privilege. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife, Delores—actions that will have devastating consequences /5().   “Everybody’s Son is an example of powerful and uncomplicated writing which pushes your borders and leaves you at the edge of a mountain top. The only option you have is to jump. And jump you will.” - The Free Press Journal. "EVERYBODY’S SON is an impressive undertaking that addresses complex issues. Umrigar has crafted an unflinching portrait of the human condition with its flaws and triumphs, creating a safe space for us to find our own truth." Thrity Umrigar has drafted the improbable: a book that is literary yet accessible.

Everybody's Son: A Novel The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white. " Everybody's Son probes directly into the tender spots of race and privilege in America With assured prose and deep insight into the human heart, Umrigar explores the moral gray zone of what parents, no matter their race, will do for love.".   That is the adjective author Thrity Umrigar uses repeatedly to describe the skin tone, eyes, and aura of the protagonist in her sixth novel, Everybody’s Son, in a not-so-subtle bid to portray him as a trophy son. Anton is a replacement for an earlier son, the scion of a Yankee political family who died in a car accident while in high school.   EVERYBODY'S SON by Thrity Umrigar ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 6, A neglected 9-year-old biracial child adopted by a powerful white family grows up to fulfill his potential only to confront a secret which will recast his entire sense of self.

  That's the plot of Everybody's Son, a new novel by Thrity Umrigar. Umrigar says the book's title reflects the fact that Anton belongs to both his black biological mother and his white adopted. Thrity Umrigar is the author of seven novels Everybody's Son, The Story Hour, The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and Bombay Time; a memoir, First Darling of the Morning; and a children's picture book. The premise of Thrity Umrigar’s new novel, “Everybody’s Son,” is straightforward: a wealthy white family whose son has died adopts a black child from the projects.   Initially, Everybody’s Son reminded me of the emotionally charged movie Losing Isaiah, where a white family gets custody of a black addict’s infant son, but the movie ends when Isaiah is still a small child and the novel follows Anton through adulthood. This opens the book up to issues and situations much greater than those of a small child.4/5.