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God Help the Child - A novel

Toni Morrison

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.

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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:23


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

33:14


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

10:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

06:06


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

29:12


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:10


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:27


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

13:01


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:05:20


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

04:39


Part 3
Part 3

58:39


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

01:09:09


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

05:34


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

00:28