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'The way out is back through.'
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2006
"Nowhere is a Place" is a beautifully written story within a story. With amazing skills as a storyteller, Bernice McFadden takes us all on a cross-country trip of self-discovery. Come experience the heartwarming story of a family that will bring tears to your eyes... tears of sorrow, laughter, and joy! As you travel with Sherry and Dumpling, you will see that Nowhere is the center of everywhere!
Sherry is motivated by the memory of a slap from her ex-husband, (which reminds her of the first and only other slap she received as a child). The pain takes her on a quest... to the source - her mother, Dumpling, and inevitably to the source of Dumpling's pain. They come to realize that 'the way out' of their emotional pain is 'back through'... and all roads lead to the past.
The journey takes Sherry and Dumpling, from Paradise, NV to Sandersville, GA. The cross-country road trip takes both women to a reunion with ancestors through the oral story told by Dumpling (italics) and the written saga transcribed by Sherry. The story touches their lives so deeply. By the end of the trip, they have begun a healing process that neither imagined.
"Nowhere is a Place" is another powerful tale by Bernice McFadden that oozes with rich family heritage!