Extended Audio Sample

Download Getting Mother’s Body Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Getting Mother’s Body, by Suzan-Lori Parks Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzan-Lori Parks Narrator: Suzan-Lori Parks Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $15.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Getting Mother’s Body is the accomplished and critically-praised fiction debut from Suzan-Lori Parks, the 2002 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Billy Beede, the teenage daughter of the fast-running and six-years-dead Willa Mae, comes home one day to find a fateful letter waiting for her: Willa Mae’s burial spot in LaJunta, Arizona, is about to be plowed up to make way for a supermarket. As Willa Mae’s only daughter, Billy is heiress to her mother’s substantial but unconfirmed fortune—a cache of jewels that Willa Mae’s lover, Dill Smiles, is said to have buried with her. Dirt poor, living in a trailer behind a gas station, pregnant with an illegitimate child, Billy knows that treasure could mean salvation. So she steals Dill’s pickup truck and, with her aunt and uncle in tow, heads for Arizona with Dill in hot pursuit. While everyone agrees it’s only polite to speak of getting mother’s body and moving her to a proper resting place, it’s well understood that digging up Willa Mae’s diamonds and pearls will make the whole trip a lot more worthwhile.

Download and start listening now!

axaf

Quotes & Awards

  • “With a playwright’s ear, a novelist’s eye, and a passionate appreciation for the complex magic of everyday women, Suzan-Lori Parks spins a story whose characters are as mysterious and sexy as lace curtains billowing at the bedroom window.”

    Pearl Cleage

  • “A thoroughly riveting novel of love, family, and redemption.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Fueled by irresistible, infectious talk and prose that swings like speech, this novel begs (no surprise) to be read aloud.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations