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The Resource God Help the Child

God Help the Child

Label
God Help the Child
Title
God Help the Child
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—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."A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison
Summary
Traces the impact of childhood trauma on the lives of a beautiful multiracial woman, the man she loves, and an abused white girl who looks to her for help
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10399824
Cataloging source
NOV
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1931-2019
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Morrison, Toni
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
God Help the Child
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:abedb06d-aebf-4e04-a7b0-8517662f8186
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385353175
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
God Help the Child
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:abedb06d-aebf-4e04-a7b0-8517662f8186
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385353175
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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