(From the publisher):
Unusually big and extremely dark - the blue-black of her African ancestors - Marietta Cook differs from the traditional women of her exotic birthplace of Pine Gardens in the Gullah-speaking Low Country of South Carolina. Always protecting herself through deliberate isolation, Marietta chooses to leave Pine Gardens for Charleston after her mother's death, only to return a short time later pregnant with twin sons. Her sons become the center of her life, the course and the focus of her strength, and the reason for her increased distance from the rest of the world. Marietta encourages them to play football because she sees the football field as one of the few places where blacks and whites can compete as equals. Only after her sons' successes on the football field can Marietta finally concentrate on finding her own place in the world.
Original title: I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)