Singapore-based online bookstore - 15 million titles - 7-day local delivery - trackable
Mother in the Dark
Hardcover - English

Tender and unsparing, this is a novel to hold onto. --Crystal Hana Kim, author of If You Leave Me

"A masterfully written novel, alive and lyrical, a hypnotic rendering of the mess and the tenderness of family life."
--Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had

A novel about family secrets and a volatile relationship between a mother and her daughters.

When Anna's sister calls with an urgent message, Anna doesn't return the call. She knows it's about their mother.

Growing up in an Italian American family in working-class Boston, Anna lives a simple but comfortable childhood--filled with homemade meals and front-porch gatherings in a close-knit neighborhood. She and her sisters are devoted to their mother, orbiting her like the sun, trying to keep up with her loving but mercurial nature. When their father gets a new job outside the city, the family is tossed unceremoniously into a middle-class suburban existence. Anna's mother is suddenly adrift, and the darkness lurking inside her ignites. Her daughters, isolated and trapped with her in their new house, do everything they can to keep her from unraveling.

Alternating between Anna's childhood and her twenties, when she receives a shattering call about her mother that threatens to blow up her precariously constructed life in New York, Mother in the Dark asks whether we can ever return home when the idea of home is fraught with instability. This story about sisterhood, the complications of class, and the chains of inheritance between mothers and daughters delivers an unvarnished portrayal of the fragile horrors of domestic life and a young woman consumed by her past.

S$ 50.01
S$ 39.95
Local courier delivery with tracking number
Available (114 copies available)
Usually delivered within 6-9 working days.
Quick, local delivery
Books at your doorstep within 5-8 working days
Peace of mind
Books sent via local courier with tracking numbers, no missing package
Flat delivery fee
Single delivery fee for any books purchased. Save more when buying more books
Competitive prices
Lowest price on most books in Singapore, all 10 million titles
Care for your books
Books sent with thick bubble wrap for protection. We're serious about book condition


Publication Date
19.30cm x 12.45cm x 3.05cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
About Author

Also Available In