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The bluest eye

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: New York, NY : Plume, [2000], ©1970.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Morrison
ISBN: 0452282195 9780452282193
OCLC Number: 53316395
Notes: "Oprah's book club."
Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.
Description: 215 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Toni Morrison, with a new afterword by the author.

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

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