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God Help the Child: A novel

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God Help the Child: A novel

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Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—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.”

A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.

TONI MORRISON is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to Home (2012). She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in New York.

ISBN: 9780804194822

ISBN-10: 9780804194822

Publisher: Random House Large Print

Publication Date: 04/21/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/21/2015 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / African American / Women

Fiction / Magical Realism