Disappointed is the best way to describe my review of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie". There are moments when the author had beautiful prose but the story itself was meaningless. The only thing to take away from this novel is that despite the fact that this family migrated from the South to the North, to avoid the tumultuous violence, racism and oppression, they continued a life of self loathing and a bitter existence.
The story does not flow well and never tells the entire story of even one of the characters. I don't know how the author came up with the title since Hattie only had eleven children. This story is a mishmash of heartache.
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