Jacinda Townsend — Mother Country - with Melissa Scholes Young — at Conn Ave

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A transnational feminist novel about human trafficking and motherhood from an award-winning author.

Jacinda Townsend is the author of Saint Monkey, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Melissa Scholes Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. She is the author of the novels Flood and The Hive. She's a Contributing Editor for Fiction Writers Review and Editor of two volumes of D.C. Women Writers: Grace in Darkness (2018) and Furious Gravity (2020). Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Ploughshares, Narrative, Poet Lore, and Poets & Writers Magazine. Scholes Young was named a Bread Loaf Camargo Fellow and a Quarry Farm Fellow at the Center for Mark Twain Studies. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at American University in Washington, D.C

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Mother Country: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450871
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - May 3rd, 2022