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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  

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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

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Synopsis

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves. '

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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

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781780228716

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