God help the child / Toni Morrison.

A tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: 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-skinne...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Morrison, Toni.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition:First edition.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Morrison's latest novel finds adults struggling to overcome the emotional scars of childhood. The story begins with the birth of Lula Ann Bridewell, a deep blue-black-skinned baby whose light-skinned mother cannot stand to touch her. Grown-up Lula Ann transforms herself into Bride, a glamorous fashion executive who still yearns for love and acceptance in her personal life. Amid preparations for the launch of her signature cosmetics line, Bride offers a gift bag of cash and cosmetics to parolee Sofia Huxley, the kindergarten teacher Bride accused of sexual abuse 15 years before. Sofia's angry rejection of Bride's present, coinciding with the departure of Bride's lover, inspires such self-doubt that Bride fears regressing into Lula Ann. Morrison reads with tremendous insight and empathy for the characters, vividly bringing them to life. Every emotional nuance-yearning, bewilderment, anger, love, self-empowerment-resonates in her voice, making this a powerful audio experience that elevates Morrison's already remarkable and memorable prose. A Knopf hardcover. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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