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God Help the Child

Morrison, Toni. Book - 2015 Fiction / Morrison, Toni, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Morrison, Toni 8 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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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."

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PUBLISHED
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: 178 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780307594174

SUBJECTS
African Americans -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.