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Improvement : a novel /

by Silber, Joan [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 227 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781619029606; 161902960X.Subject(s): Single mothers -- Fiction | Aunts -- Fiction | Ex-convicts -- Fiction | Smuggling -- Fiction | Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction | Prisoners -- Fiction | FICTION -- Coming of Age | FICTION -- Urban | Aunts | Single mothers | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Single mothers -- Fiction | Prisoners -- Fiction | Aunts -- Fiction | New York (N.Y) -- Fiction | Fiction | FictionAwards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2017Summary: Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far-off places -- and loves -- around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them.
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Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far-off places -- and loves -- around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme, across state lines, violating his probation. When Reyna takes a step back, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them.

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2017

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