At a glance:
- Author: Terry McMillan
- First Published: 2001
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: African Americans, Family or family life, Mothers, Parents and children, Courage, Betrayal, Incest, Pregnancy, Rape, Truth, Death or dying, Drug addiction or addicts, Family reunions
With A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Terry McMillan returned to a familiar format. Like Mama, the new novel is the story of a large African American family dominated by a matriarch. In fact, Viola Price’s extended family has so many members that, without the sketch of the family tree inside the cover of the hardback version of the book, it would be difficult for readers to follow the action. The novel is also confusing because there are six first-person narrators: Viola Price, her four children, and their father, Viola’s former husband, Cecil....
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