As a teenager, Lake joins her grandparents in Missouri, and spends her youth seeking answers to her questions about the past and trying to understand the complex pattern of betrayals that shaped it. Only when she herself becomes party to a betrayal as devastating as any committed by her mother does Lake begin to understand the past, and herself.
Passanante has created memorable and moving characters, and she writes with a keen eye for the details of behavior that reveal the yearnings and fears beneath the surface. As her story moves back and forth between the distant past and Lake's present, Passanante shows us that the path to understanding is never a smooth one, and that love is often far more complicated and multi-textured than we can imagine. My Mother's Lovers is rewarding and engaging reading, a first novel of unusually satisfying maturity.
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The star of the novel is Lake's mother, Mimi, an extravagantly narcissistic painter whose closest relationships are with Dyl, her oldest friend, and Graceanne, a Native American woman who works in a local beauty parlor.| Read Full Review of My Mother's Lovers (Western L...
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