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My Mother's House by Francesca Momplaisir
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May 12, 2020 | ISBN 9780525657156

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One of Vogue‘s “41 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020”
One of Paste Magazine‘s “25 Most Anticipated Novels of 2020”


“[My Mother’s House] examines the depths of depravity from three perspectives, including a house’s . . . This is the America of opportunity, with one wave of immigrants replacing another as they climb higher on the ladder of success, but Momplaisir skillfully reveals why this ladder is missing a few rungs . . . A needed contribution to this difficult conversation.” —Stephanie Powell Watts, The New York Times Book Review

“A haunting story of the (Haitian American) immigrant experience amid toxic male dominance — My Mother’s House is unsettling and unlike anything else you will read.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times and International Bestselling Author
 
“Momplaisir is a bold and powerful new voice, and My Mother’s House is poised to blow the roof off.” —Carolina De Robertis, author of Cantoras

“[My Mother’s House] does an incredible job at portraying the generational traumas that immigration and poverty can have on a family . . . Many authors would not be able to pull off a novel that encapsulates so many genres and styles, but Momplaisir’s beautiful, poetic prose and impeccable narrative pacing melds [them] perfectly to create a satisfying, slow burning narrative and an unforgettable read that caters to a variety of interests . . . My Mother’s House tackles some of our most pressing societal issues, including gentrification, racial injustice, and the psychological harm of migration, with rarely encountered grace and an unflinching eye.” —Mary Retta, Tor.com

“Momplaisir’s provocative debut unearths the secrets and dark desires of a Haitian immigrant family man living in an anthropomorphic house in Queens, N.Y. . . . Momplaisir’s arresting take on the abuse of male power will long haunt the reader.”Publishers Weekly

“It’s not often a contemporary novel is narrated by an inanimate object. Francesca Momplaisir takes this classic form and combines it with contemporary issues in My Mother’s House, narrated by the titular dwelling . . . Momplaisir illuminates the darker side of immigrant life . . . In [My Mother’s House], cracks of light are always there to penetrate the dark.” BookPage  

“Francesca Momplaisir’s storytelling is lush, dynamic and captivating, with a sharp eye for details and an honest uncompromising depiction of human visciousness as well as beauty. My Mother’s House is an absolutely gripping read!” —Sahar Delijani, author of Children of the Jacaranda Tree

“You need to read My Mother’s House. I loved it. From the amazing opening chapter to the end, the book is original, exciting, and beautifully written. Francesca Momplaisir is incredible.” Edward Kelsey Moore, author of The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues 

“Not only is this a startling thriller, My Mother’s House is a gripping examination of immigration, the American Dream and the dangers of toxic masculinity.” Ms. Magazine, “May 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us” 
 
My Mother’s House is an unforgettable thriller . . . Francesca Momplaisir has written a book for the ages that will rightfully draw comparisons to Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 novel Beloved.” Bitch Media, ”13 Books Feminists Should Read in May” 

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