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Alice Walker - The Color Purple (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B002089

The classic, Pulitzer Prize winning novel, that made Alice Walker a household name.

Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation.

Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage.

But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 1983 (This Edition 2004 - Phoenix)
  • ISBN : 9780753818923
  • SKU : B002089
  • PPC : LL350gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read . . . it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' - Lenny Henry.

"The story flows so easily and the characters are three dimensional. I found the relationship between Celie and Shug one of the best drawn of any that I have ever experienced. An unforgettable read." - Google Reviews.

The Author

Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she published the novel The Colour Purple, for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.