Somebody Else's Mama by David Haynes
(Harvest American Writing)

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The stable lives of Paula and Al Johnson and their twin sons, an upper-middle-class African-American family, are thrown into turmoil by the arrival of Paula's ill-tempered mother-in-law, an ill and independent woman who wants nothing more than to go home. Tour. IP.
 

About David Haynes

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Haynes grew up in St. Louis. He has taught middle school and worked as a teacher-in-residence for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
 
Published April 1, 1995 by Milkweed Editions. 340 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Entering the Johnsons' lives is Paul's mother, fierce, insulting, impossible Miss Kezee, brought back from risky solitude in St. Paul by Paula, who has a strange compulsion to be responsible for ``somebody else's Mama.'' Miss Kezee's scary, semicomical furies and flights--she's determined to retu...

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Haynes's novel probes the dynamics and tensions in three generations of a middle-class black family living under one roof. (Apr.)

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Haynes's novel probes the dynamics and tensions in three generations of a middle-class black family living under one roof.

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