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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

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Also by Toni Morrison:

God Help the Child, May 2015
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Home, May 2012
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God Help the Child
Toni Morrison

Knopf
May 2015
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Featuring: Rain; Booker; Bride
191 pages
ISBN: 0307594173
EAN: 9780307594174
Kindle: B00Q1I8MY6
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Contemporary

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult.

At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish . . .

Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother . . .

Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother . . . and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

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