What We Lose
Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor-someone, or something, to love.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
This is a beautiful novel about a young African-American woman. It is a novel about loss, emotions, family.