In 1952, a young Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea in Ireland after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years seeking for him in vain.
Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.
From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond between mothers and daughters.
Upon her release, she decided to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help the Somali people rebuild their country through education.