The Turner House
Date: April 2015
Duration: 12 hours 13 minutes
A powerful, timely debut,The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the Americanfamily.
The Turners have lived onYarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen childrengrown and gone-and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, thefall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still standsdespite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward tothe suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leaveher home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the houseis worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home todecide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts-andshapes-their family's future.
Already praised by AyanaMathis as "utterly moving," The Turner House brings us a colorful,complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances.It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, andthe ways in which our families bring us home.