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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  

The Color Purple

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The classic, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Now re issued for 2004 by her new publisher Orion.

If you like Alice Walker you might also like to read books by Terry Mcmillan, Toni Morrison and Sue Monk Kidd.

Synopsis

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Alice Walker

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Author's Website

alicewalkersgarden.com/

Publisher

Vintage Classic

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781780228716

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