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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1974 [©1973]
|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||174 pages 22 cm.|
|Contents:||This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines --
from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright, chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry, to raise a family, to become a pillar of the tightly knit black community. The other, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to college, submerges herself in city life, and when she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both women must suffer the consequences of their choices; both must decide if they can afford to harbor the love they have for each other; and both combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America.
|Series Title:||Oprah's book club.|
- African American women -- Fiction.
- City and town life -- Fiction.
- Female friendship -- Fiction.
- Ohio -- Fiction.
- Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
- African American women.
- City and town life.
- Female friendship.
- Mujeres -- Estados Unidos -- Ohio -- Novela.
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