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Publisher Description

The National Book Award-winning novel—and contemporary classic—that launched the brilliant career of Gloria Naylor, now with a forward by Tayari Jones

“[A] shrewd and lyrical portrayal of many of the realities of black life . . . Naylor bravely risks sentimentality and melodrama to write her compassion and outrage large, and she pulls it off triumphantly.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Brims with inventiveness—and relevance.” —NPR's Fresh Air

In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves together the stories of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak-inner city sanctuary, creating a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America. Vulnerable and resilient, openhanded and openhearted, these women forge their lives in a place that in turn threatens and protects—a common prison and a shared home. Naylor renders both loving and painful human experiences with simple eloquence and uncommon intuition in this touching and unforgettable read.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
TP
Tonya Pinkins
LENGTH
03:07
hr min
RELEASED
2008
September 17
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
99.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Jeergen ,

Great audiobook, even better book.

Give this a listen, a great book, that is not a long read. It is broken up into seven stories and by the end you will wish there was more.
Author is great at placing the reader inside the stories of these women.

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