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The Color Purple -the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award
Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette
ISBN: 9780753818923
Pages: 272
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The classic, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name.

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.