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The Color Purple

by Alice Walker

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Set in the deep American south between the wars, this is the classic tale of Celie, a young poor black girl. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her no better than a slave. She is separated from her sister Nettie and dreams of becoming like the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the support of women that enables her to leave the past behind and begin a new life.

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Set in the deep American south between the wars, this is the classic tale of Celie, a young poor black girl. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her no better than a slave. She is separated from her sister Nettie and dreams of becoming like the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the support of women that enables her to leave the past behind and begin a new life.

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The Color Purple Press Reviews

‘One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read…it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful’  Lenny Henry

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ISBN: 9781474607254
Publication date: 31/08/2017
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781474607254
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alice Walker

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.

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