The Color Purple

The Color Purple

By (author) 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 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.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • 01 Nov 2007
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0753818922
  • 9780753818923
  • 7,251

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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.

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Add this great book to your collection now. PRIDE MAGAZINE (1 September 2004)

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