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God help the child: a novel

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New York Times Notable BookThis fiery and provocative novel weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young 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. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride’s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”        One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchKansas City Star
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This fiery and provocative novel weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. 

At the center: a young 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. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride’s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”        
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Large type books
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Psychic trauma in children -- Fiction
title_displayGod help the child
title_fullGod Help the Child A Novel
God Help the Child A novel
God help the child / Toni Morrison
God help the child : a novel / Toni Morrison
God help the child [sound recording] : a novel / Toni Morrison
title_shortGod help the child
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Fantasy
Fiction
Large type books
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Psychic trauma in children