Patsy
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Status
Central - Adult New Large Type
LT F DENNI
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Format
Large Type
Edition
Large print edition.
Physical Desc
673 pages (large print) : 23 cm.
Street Date
2002
Language
English
ISBN
9781432873936, 1432873938

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"When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy's plans don't include her overzealous, evangelical mother--or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru. Beating with the pulse of a long witheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first--not to give a better life to her family back home. Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self-preservation, hoping for a new start where she can be, and love, whomever she wants. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicelys treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny. Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality, and trying desperately to empathize with her mother's decision. Expertly evoking the jittery streets of New York and the languid rhythms of Jamaica, Patsy weaves between the lives of Patsy and Tru in vignettes spanning more than a decade as mother and daughter ultimately find a way back to one another. As with her masterful debut, Here Comes the Sun, Nicole Dennis-Benn once again charts the geography of a hidden world--that of a paradise lost, swirling with the echoes of lilting patois, in which one woman fights to discover her sense of self in a world that tries to define her. Passionate, moving, and fiercely urgent, Patsy is a prismatic depiction of immigration and womanhood, and the lasting threads of love stretching across years and oceans"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dennis-Benn, N. (2020). Patsy. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dennis-Benn, Nicole. 2020. Patsy. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dennis-Benn, Nicole, Patsy. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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Dennis-Benn, Nicole. Patsy. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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