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The bluest eye: a novel

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 
In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
 
Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 
In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
 
Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Ohio -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Girls -- Fiction
Girls -- Ohio -- Fiction
Ohio -- Fiction
Self-acceptance -- Fiction
title_displayThe bluest eye
title_fullThe Bluest Eye
The bluest eye / Toni Morrison ; with a new afterword by the author
The bluest eye / Toni Morrison, with a new afterword by the author
The bluest eye / by Toni Morrison
The bluest eye : a novel / Toni Morrison ; [with a foreword by the author]
The bluest eye : a novel/ Toni Morrison
title_shortThe bluest eye
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Fiction
Girls
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Self-acceptance
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