On the day that Homes was born, in 1961, she was given up for adoption. Her birth parents were a 22-year-old woman and an older married man with whom she was having an affair.
Thirty years later, out of the blue, Homes was contacted by a lawyer on behalf of her birth mother and they began to correspond; her biological father contacted her soon after. These two individuals and their effect on the adult Homes are strange and unexpected and the story spirals into something utterly raw and hilarious, heartbreaking and absurd. Along the way, Homes describes the clash between her childhood fantasies of her birth parents and the disappointing reality.
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©2007 A. M. Homes (P)2008 Recorded Books LLC
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