A brilliant new novel that explores the spiritual education at the heart of that fundamental transition- the child becoming the caretaker of the parent. ate, whose care for her terminally ill mother co incides with the birth of her first child in the early months of a young marriage, must, in a single year, come to terms with radiant beginnings and profound loss. ayne Anne Phillips tells Kate's story in a delicately layered narrative in which the daily details of life resonate with import and meaning.
Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of five works of fiction. The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. She divides her time between Boston, New York, and Glen Ridge, New Jersey.