Unbecoming

Jenny Downham

eAudio - 2015

A truly powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham that celebrates life in a way no other book has done before.

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Published
[United States] : Scholastic 2015.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 14 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9780545945905
0545945909
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Jenny Downham (-)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective.A vivid and exhilarating celebration of family, identity, life and — ultimately — love.