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Suzan-Lori Parks

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Suzan-Lori Parks is a novelist, playwright, songwriter, and screenwriter. She was the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/ Underdog, as well as a 2001 MacArthur “genius grant.” Her other plays include Fucking A, In the Blood, The America Play, Venus, and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World. Her first feature film, Girl 6, was directed by Spike Lee. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied with James Baldwin, she has taught creative writing in universities across the country, including at the Yale School of Drama, and she... Read More

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Getting Mother's Body
A Novel
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00

Getting Mother’s Body is the accomplished and critically-praised fiction debut from Suzan-Lori Parks, the 2002 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Billy Beede, the teenage daughter of the fast-running and six-years-dead Willa Mae, comes home one day to find a fateful letter waiting for her: Willa Mae’s burial spot in LaJunta... Read more >

Getting Mother's Body
A Novel
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 6, 2003
Price: $11.99

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