MamaBook - 2002
"Mildred Peacock is tough, but so is life in fictional Point Haven, an industrial town slowly sinking into permanent recession. Laid off from a succession of low-wage jobs; abandoned by her violent, weak-willed husband, Crook, and left to field offers from a battery of inappropirate men, Mildred is forced to make increasingly troublesome compromises in jobs and in her love life. After one winter in which a few too many "nerve pills" taken with alcohol reduce Mildred to gibbering insanity for a couple of weeks, her eldest daughter, Freda, decides that after she graduates from high school, she will leave Mildred, her unruly siblings, and shabby, falling-down Point Haven as far behind as she can. Angering Mildred by turning down a scholarship to a local community college, Freda sets off for sunny, intoxicating California..." -- Jacket flap.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Black Expressions Book Club, 2002, c1987
Branch Call Number: McMillan, T
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 22 cm