Title Profile & Character Information

Mother of Pearl

Annotation
"Set in a small Mississippi town in the late 1950s, Mother of Pearl is populated by original characters with themes of identity and the true meaning of family interwoven throughout. The story revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, a fifteen-year-old white girl who is the daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Their paths cross through Joody Two Sun, a seer, who sets up camp along the riverbank just outside of town and becomes Even's lover. Both Even and Valuable are seeking the family, love, and commitment they never had, and their search ultimately takes both of them to places they never dreamed they'd go."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Characters
NameCanaan
GenderMale
OccupationJanitor
TraitAfrican American

NameGrade, Even
GenderMale
TraitsAfrican American
Orphan

NameKorner, Valuable
GenderFemale
TraitOrphan

NameTucson, Judy, aka "Joody Two Sun"
GenderFemale
OccupationSeer

GenreSouthern fiction
Historical
Sociological
Fiction
TopicsAfrican American men
Reconciliation
Destiny
Family secrets
SettingPetal, Mississippi
Small town
Rural