Liliane: A Novel

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Picador, Jan 1, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Through the polyphonic voices of Liliane Lincoln's childhood friends, lovers, and conversations with her psychoanalyst, Ntozake Shange weaves the life of a remarkable young woman. Liliane Lincoln is an artist who exposes what she knows of herself to the world through her bold and colorful artwork. Gradually, however, Liliane realizes that in order to survive, she must come to terms with what she has kept hidden even from herself. Liliane is extraordinary vision of a woman learning to be who she really is.


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Liliane: resurrection of the daughter

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Exotic and gritty like its heroine, pretentious and yet painfully real, Shange's third novel (following Betsey Brown, LJ 5/15/85) revels in its counterpoints and surprises. Troubled, alluring artist ... Read full review

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Ntozake Shange is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her novels include Betsey Brown and Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo both of which are available from Picador. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

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