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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  

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Toni Morrison's fierce and provocative new novel exposes the damage adults wreak on children, and how this echoes through the generations.

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Synopsis

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man, Booker, but she finds herself betrayed by a moment in her past, a moment borne of a desperate burn for the love of her mother. Booker cannot fathom Bride's depths, with his own love-lorn past bending him out of shape. Can they find a way through the damage wrought on their blameless childhood souls, to light and happiness, free from pain?


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Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.

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Publication date

21st April 2016

Author

Toni Morrison

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099555926

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