On Sale: April 21, 2015
Featuring: Rain; Booker; Bride
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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