Papaya Myths

Papaya Myths

by Kimberly Scott

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Overview

In 1999, Jocelyn, age 26, meets the love of her life. Ten years later, he is found dead in their home.

Now, in the year 2057, at the age of 84, Jocelyn sits in her old-fashioned living room, surrounded by outdated relics from the 1990s, and recounts that turbulent decade in her life to her earnest and modern young granddaughter. Jocelyn's memoirs are humorous, heartwarming and horrifying, ranging from personal tragedies to national catastrophes. She is as candid in sharing the pain of her private agonies as she is in relating her gruesome memories of the explosive and violent race riots that nearly destroyed the country.

A modern day epic, Papaya Myths glows with life and emotion. An unforgettable read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595099825
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/19/2000
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Papaya Myths 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WE ARE MOVING TO THE FACTS OF LIFE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whar over
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*runs off to result 18*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-the pure white kit yawns, blinking her electric green eyes. She begins to groom herself, but ceases and goes to sleep.*0-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I never knew my mother... I dont think I was even adopted."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Icetail died at assessment result two
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They bound in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on copper! Lets go ot the new camp!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They yawn
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read one of Oprah's book club books, but she should make some room on the nightstand for this. From the first engrossing page I was hooked. The vivid picture Ms. Scott painted reminded me of Truman Capote. This may be a 'woman's' book but I was hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jocelyn Barkin Carney is staring 85 in the face, in the middle of the 21st century. Her granddaughter Sarlin is looking toward college, and looking for the history of her family. As Jocelyn unreels the story of her life in the 90s, we get a stunning picture of both eras and the impact of the years between. The stories run the gamut from amusing to heartbreaking, but they relax their hold over the reader. Jocelyn's voice brings to life ten years spent with her one true love, the friends they loved, and good and bad times they shared. In the same breath, it also evokes a frightening image of a world we may yet see. The contrast between the present and 2057 is sharp, but not in the cheesy, B-movie style of vintage science fiction films. The technology has changed, but much less than the perspective of the people of our future. There is an desert of distance between teenaged Sarlin's view of the commonplace and Jocelyn's knowledge of what passed for commonplace when she was young. It's an evolution that Sarlin will never be able to completely comprehend.