With her powerful debut novel, author Marjorie Celona has made a mark with critics and listeners everywhere. In Y, Shannon is abandoned as an infant on the doorstep of a local YMCA. Taken into the foster-care system, she endures years of abuse. But her luck finally changes when she's sent to live with a kind single mom named Miranda. Even so, Shannon remains haunted by a burning question: why did her birth mother leave her on the very day she was born?