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Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey Hardcover – April 13, 2011
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Much later in life, Jackie Kay took up a serious search for her birth parents. She found them easily (thanks in part to the Internet), but making real contact wasn't quite so easy as meeting them. She brings us to her meetings with her birth mother and birth father - who have both become religious zealots. Sharp contrast to her communist adoptive parents. Luckily we spend much more time with the adoptive parents, who are lovingly portrayed and a hoot to boot.
No matter how many times you've read variations on the adoption reunion journey, there is always something new to learn, and a new set of emotions to observe. As a poetic writer, Jackie Kay is able to express what might at first seem the same old stuff in ways well worth reading. And there is an unexpected emotional payoff at the end.
Highly recommended. And I wish they'd used the cover photo from the UK edition instead of the the more abstrace one on the US edition.