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Year of the Cicada (Paperback)

Year of the Cicada By Mei-Mei Holland Cover Image
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On the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, Mei-Mei returns to her hometown to find it swarmed by the mysterious 17-year cicada, which last appeared when she was twelve and on the edge of adolescence. The emergences of these biblical Mid-Atlantic insects intersect with Mei-Mei's evolving understanding of an absent grandmother, a mixed-race heritage, and the long shadow of suicide, giving her the tools to connect these profound threads together.

In poetry and lyric prose, Year of the Cicada delicately charts one woman's coming of age between two appearances of the heralding insect, through which the speaker navigates heavy silences, intimate moments, and the terror of uncertainty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938841255
ISBN-10: 1938841255
Publisher: Jaded Ibis Press, LLC
Publication Date: December 15th, 2023
Pages: 114
Language: English