Child: A Memoir (Paperback)

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2023 Southern Book Prize Nonfiction Finalist - A 2022 Katie Couric Media Must-Read New Book - A personal meditation on love in the shadow of white privilege and racism

Child is the story of Judy Goldman's relationship with Mattie Culp, the Black woman who worked for her family as a live-in maid and helped raise her--the unconscionable scaffolding on which the relationship was built and the deep love. It is also the story of Mattie's child, who was left behind to be raised by someone else. Judy, now eighty, cross-examines what it was to be a privileged white child in the Jim Crow South, how a bond can evolve in and out of step with a changing world, and whether we can ever tell the whole truth, even to ourselves. It is an incandescent book of small moments, heart-warming, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, inspiring.

About the Author

Judy Goldman is the award-winning author of seven books including Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, named one of the best books of 2019 by Real Simple. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643362830
ISBN-10: 1643362836
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English