God help the child / Toni Morrison.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Chatto & Windus 2015
ISBN: 9780701186050 (hbk.) :
Spare and unsparing, 'God Help the Child' - the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment - weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the centre: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally Sweetness, Bride's mother herself, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that 'what you do to children matters.
178 pages ; 23 cm
Toni Morrison back at her best, moving, tender and challenging, a book that lingers in the mind long after reading.
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