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God Help the Child

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A fiery and provocative novel, God Help the Child 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.”        
New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchKansas City Star

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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  • ISBN: 9780385353175
  • File size: 408 KB
  • Release date: April 21, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780385353175
  • File size: 1838 KB
  • Release date: April 21, 2015

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A fiery and provocative novel, God Help the Child 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.”        
New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchKansas City Star

Expand title description text