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Ugly Ways: A Novel
Ugly Ways A Novel
Author: Tina McElroy Ansa
ISBN-13: 9780151925537
ISBN-10: 0151925534
Publication Date: 7/1993
Pages: 277
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Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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Three southern sisters come home to bury their self-centered mother. All sorts of interesting events occur with the three of them. Some really funny parts.
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This is the story pf three sisters who have a Love hate relationship with their mother. After her death Mudear spirit hovers above them complaining about her daughters "Ugly waya" in death as she did in life.
This bood challanges the image of the African- american mother as a supermom of unlimited compassion, wisdom andstrength.
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This story tells the tale of Betty,Emily,and Annie Ruth-reunited of the occasion of their mothers death. In life,Mudear(a contraction of mother and dear) ruled her house and raised her daughters with an iron hand. Selfish and manipulative are words used to describe Mudear and emotionally scarred daughters had a love-hate relationship with her. As the Lovejoys prepare for her funeral, Mudear's spirit hovers over them, complaining about her daughters "ugly ways" in death as she did in life.
Ugly Ways challenges the stereotypical image of the African-American mother as a superwoman of unlimited compassion, wisdom, and strength. Never sentimemtal,this book sensitively explores the past but affirms the present.