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This is a story about the Price Family mother Viola who has tried to instill morals, pride, the need for a college education, and given her grown children support in the best way she knew how. Viola and Cecil have been married for 38 year but because Viola has tuned him out of her life he has sought attention in the arms of 31 year old Brenda a welfare mother of 3 unruly unkept children who lives in the projects. Cecil is an old fool with a good heart he loves Viola but can't take any more of her distain even though he knows Brenda is using him for his money. Paris is the oldest and is a successful cater and mother on football scholar Dingus who is an all around good kid. Paris has tried to be the perfect person so she has not been willing to share her hurts, weaknesses, or struggles with others especially her family. Charlotte is the bitter, jealous, hurtful, mean, middle child who lashes out at everyone especially Paris and Viola who is everything she is not, she is married to Al who is whipped and allows her to do what she wants, her son is gay and her daughters are fast.
Rate this book. Buy This Book. Can't nobody tell me nothing I don't already know. At least not when it comes to my kids. They all grown, but in a whole lotta ways they still act like children. I know I get on their nerves-but they get on mine, too - and they always accusing me of meddling in their business, but, hell, I'm their mother.
It is about a family in Las Vegas in Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family. Unlike McMillan's previous novels, A Day Late and a Dollar Short emphasizes the love and bonds of adult family members instead of friends. It explores relationships between parents, their children, and siblings. When the reader is introduced to the characters, they witness a damaged family become torn even further apart. Near the resolution they will see how this torn family picks up the pieces to come together.
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Synopsis: Much-heralded and long awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and.Reply
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