Patron Saint Of Lost Girls

Author(s): Maureen Aitken
It's the Midwest in the 1970-80s, and Mary is growing up in Detroit, where the recession hits hard and jobs are scarce. In this set of linked stories, Mary tries to conjure the spirits of protection to confront economic struggle, violence, addiction, and death. Mary moves to cities across the Midwest looking for work, all the while learning the healing power of dignity from the true patrons: her community of friends and family who teach her to love better, live fuller, and question power.
Format: Book
Call Number: FIC Ait
See Also: Minnesota Book Award Finalists 2019