The Color Purple (out of print)
The classic, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel from Alice Walker
Set in the deep American south between the wars, this is the classic tale of Celie, a young poor black girl. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her no better than a slave. She is separated from her sister Nettie and dreams of becoming like the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the support of women that enables her to leave the past behind and begin a new life.
The Color Purple has sold over 1 million copies in Britain alone and continues to sell around 25,000 every year An absolute classic, it is on reading lists throughout the country. The Color Purple was made into an award-winning film by Steven Spielberg starring Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey It won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award
'Add this great book to your collection now.' PRIDE MAGAZINE (1 September 2004)
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry.