"AM I YOUR MOTHER?" The headline screams out to Sarah from the pages of the personal ads. Suddenly seized with an "emergency feeling," she abandons her husband, Barrett, and their six-year-old son, Stephen, to search for her biological mother in rural Pennyslvania. Barrett, convinced through intuition that Sarah has gone to Santa Fe, deposits Stephen with his in-laws and sets off in hot pursuit. From these separate journeys begins a chain of events in which individual memories send a family in desperate search of itself–and the shattering truth that awaits them….
Frederick Busch (1941–2006) received the PEN/Malamud Award in short fiction, and, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Award of Merit. His books were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner and National Book Critics Circle Awards.
Paperback | $12.00
Published by Ballantine Books May 10, 1994| 304 Pages| 5-1/8 x 8| ISBN 9780449909225