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Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: London : Women's Press, 1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0704339056 9780704339057 0704350165 9780704350168
OCLC Number: 15589588
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harcourt Brace, 1982.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1983
Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1983
Description: 245 pages : 1 portrait ; 20 cm
Contents: First publ. 1944 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch.
Responsibility: Alice Walker.

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This book tells the story of Celie. Raped by the man she calls father, her two children taken from her and forced into an ugly marriage, she has no one to talk to but God, until she meets a woman who  Read more...

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