The Color Purple
Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukerik - LibraryThing
Don't be put off by the author's cringe-inducing preface; this is one of the best novels ever written. Very cleverly done, the way that the characters reflect each other and how the language itself ... Read full review
First 3/4 of book depressing as hell - then it gets super happy. Hard for me to reconcile those two parts of the book. Nevertheless, very engaging read.
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