The Summer My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon.  Frances Park

The Summer My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon

By Frances Park

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Synopsis

The Summer My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon is an emotionally charged, cautionary tale about alienation and the spiritual deformity that ensues when it feels like the whole world hates you. In the summer of '76, with no other Koreans in Glover, Virginia, fourteen-year-old Marcy Moon idolizes her irreverent big sister Cleo, who has her pick of lovers and uses her sexuality to prevail against racism. In Marcy's eyes, every guy would cut off his ponytail, burn his guitar and shoot old ladies if you told him to. Her dream, a dangerous one, is to be like Cleo. Central to the story is the girls' inability to bond with their mom, who left her heart behind in North Korea and finds it difficult to love her daughters the way a mother should. Most heartbreaking is the sisters' love for their dad, a complicated and worldly man who wants to be the best father and provider, but, in the end, cannot escape his demons.

Frances Park

  • Publisher:
  • Heliotrope Books
  • ISBN:
  • 9781956474336
  • Language:
  • Inglés
  • Size:
  • Kb
  • Published:
  • January 1, 2023
  • Ficción General

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