The Color Purple
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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.
‘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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Publication date5th June 2014
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CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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