The Resource Sula

Sula

Label
Sula
Title
Sula
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison ; with a new foreword by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines -- from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright, chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry, to raise a family, to become a pillar of the tightly knit black community. The other, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to college, submerges herself in city life, and when she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both women must suffer the consequences of their choices; both must decide if they can afford to harbor the love they have for each other; and both combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America
Member of
Summary
At the heart of <i>Sula</i> is a bond between two women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injures. Sula and Nel are both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046254
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.M883
  • PS3563.O8749
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1050
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Oprah's book club
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • City and town life
  • Female friendship
  • Ohio
  • Afro-Americans
  • African American women
  • City and town life
  • Female friendship
  • Ohio
Target audience
adult
Label
Sula
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines -- from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright, chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry, to raise a family, to become a pillar of the tightly knit black community. The other, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to college, submerges herself in city life, and when she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both women must suffer the consequences of their choices; both must decide if they can afford to harbor the love they have for each other; and both combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America
Control code
ocm00662097
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9780375415357
Lccn
73007278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)662097
Label
Sula
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines -- from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright, chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry, to raise a family, to become a pillar of the tightly knit black community. The other, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to college, submerges herself in city life, and when she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both women must suffer the consequences of their choices; both must decide if they can afford to harbor the love they have for each other; and both combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America
Control code
ocm00662097
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9780375415357
Lccn
73007278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)662097

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