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God Help the Child (Vintage International)

God Help the Child (Vintage International) cover

New York Times Notable Book

This fiery and provocative novel weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. 


At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride’s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”        

One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchKansas City Star

Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015). She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2019.

ISBN: 9780307740922

ISBN-10: 9780307740922

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 01/26/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/26/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / African American / Women

Fiction / Magical Realism