Philomena (Unloved)

Philomena (Unloved)


By Christene A. Browne


What is it to be unloved?

Born in the Caribbean, Philomena Jones has been abandoned by her mother and left at the mercy of her grandmother who, after raising eight children and grandchildren, is not capable of dedicating herself to another child. Love-starved, Philomena is easy prey. Abused by her pastor, Philomena begins a descent into mental instability. She leaves the islands for America, hoping to find the mother who abandoned her, but ends up homeless and battling mental illness.

Released from a psyche ward, Philomena is sent to a supportive housing facility for women. In this most unexpected of places, she finally realizes her dream of family. United though their damage, all sharing a history of abuse and sexual violence, the women support each other and find tenderness. 

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About the Author

Christene A. Browne is the author of the novel Two Women. She is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been broadcasted and screened internationally. In 1999 Browne became the first Black woman to direct and write a dramatic feature in Canada, Another Planet. In 2011 she was awarded the Visionary award by TheWIFTS Foundation for her ground-breaking documentary series Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language, featuring Noam Chomsky. She is currently completing a feature length documentary and working as a lecturer in the Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University. She lives in Toronto.

Product Information

  • Release: September 25, 2018
  • $19.95 Paperback
  • 240 Pages
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • Adult Fiction
  • ISBN: 9781772600766