Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong

By Monique Truong

From Monique Truong, the bestselling and award-winning writer of The e-book of Salt, comes an excellent, spell binding, superbly written novel a few younger woman’s look for identification and relatives, as she uncovers the secrets and techniques of her earlier and of history.

Growing up within the small city of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, within the 70’s and 80’s, Linda believes that she is profoundly diverse from every person else, together with the individuals of her family. “What i do know approximately you, little woman, may holiday you in two” are the harsh, mysterious final phrases that Linda’s grandmother ever says to her.

Now in her thirties, Linda appears again at her prior whilst she navigated her manner via existence with the aid of her great-uncle Harper, who loves her and likes to dance, and her ally Kelly, with whom Linda exchanges nearly day-by-day letters. the reality approximately my relatives was once that we dissatisfied each other. while I heard the observe “disappoint,” I tasted toast, a little burnt.

For so long as she will be able to bear in mind, Linda has skilled a mystery sense—she can “taste” phrases, that have the ability to disrupt, dismay, or satisfaction. She falls for names and what they evoke: Canned peaches. Dill. Orange sherbet. Parsnip (to her nice regret). yet with crushes comes know-how. as with any our bodies, Linda’s is a secret to her, during this and in alternative routes. whilst Linda makes her method north to Yale and long island urban, she nonetheless doesn't be aware of the reality approximately her past.

Then, while a private tragedy compels Linda to come back to Boiling Springs, she will get to understand a mom she by no means knew and uncovers a startling tale of a existence, a relatives. Revelation is whilst God tells us the reality. Confession is once we inform it to him.

This marvelous novel questions many assumptions—about what it capability to be a kin and to be a chum, to be international and to be universal, to be attached and to be disconnected—from others and from the prior, bodies, our histories, and ourselves.

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