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The gifted author of the acclaimed memoir The Prisoner's Wife delivers a deeply penetrating work - an emotionally shattering first novel that explores the perils of silence and illuminates the fragile complexity of the mother-daughter bond.

On a winter night in Brooklyn, Aya Rivers, a vibrant nineteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer in a case of mistaken identity. Her mother, Miriam, a rigid and guarded woman, rushes to the hospital. As Miriam desperately waits at Aya's bedside, she falls back into memories of her own youth, when her life took a series of tragic turns as she struggled for independence and dealt with the end of her relationship with Aya's father. But as Miriam's recollections of love and regret descend upon her, this woman who has spent nearly every day of her life in an emotional prison finds that her wounds slowly give way to healing and a tentative hopefulness.

With the lyrical economy of poetry, Asha Bandele tells a powerful story that boldly confronts timely and troubling issues. Daughter is an unforgettable portrait of one extraordinary woman and her journey - from secrecy to openness, from the silence of isolation to the beauty of connection.

This version of the ebook contains an updated introduction by the author and a very special survival guide for today's activists and advocates against police violence, including the founders and members of Black Lives Matter, and Michelle Alexander, Harry Belafonte, Susan L. Taylor, Marc Lamont Hill, journalists Esther Armah and Kirsten West Savali, and Kadiatou Diallo.

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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): asha bandele
ISBN: 0-7432-1184-7 / 978-0-7432-1184-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Asha Bandele
ISBN: 0-7434-1798-4 / 978-0-7434-1798-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2004 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Daughter
Author(s): Asha Bandele
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Daughter
Author(s): asha bandele
ISBN: 1-4025-7999-3 / 978-1-4025-7999-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Asha Bandele
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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