By Toni Morrison
Spare and unsparing, God aid the Child--the first novel via Toni Morrison to be set in our present moment--weaves a story in regards to the method the sufferings of youth can form, and misshape, the lifetime of the adult.
At the heart: a tender lady who calls herself Bride, whose lovely blue-black dermis is just one component of her attractiveness, her boldness and self belief, her good fortune in lifestyles, yet which triggered her light-skinned mom to disclaim her even the easiest types of love. there's Booker, the fellow Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white baby with whom she crosses paths. and eventually, Bride's mom herself, Sweetness, who takes an entire life to return to appreciate that "what you do to kids concerns. and they'd by no means forget."
A fierce and provocative novel that provides a brand new size to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.
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And reliance like that could be exploited. In the distance, the “farmers” on the fields tossed aside their tools and pulled bows from hidden clefts in the ground. The gates to the city opened, revealing the soldiers hiding inside—soldiers that the Seanchan raken scouts had claimed were a four-day ride away. Ituralde raised his looking glass. The battle began. The Prophet’s fingers bit dirt, tearing trenches in the soil as he scrambled up to the top of the forested hillside. His followers straggled behind.
Min’s dark eyes were so worried he had to turn away. Alivia—who had watched the exchange about Semirhage with those penetrating eyes of hers—seemed too knowing. Nynaeve finally gave in and tugged on her braid. For once, Cadsuane didn’t chastise him for his outburst. Instead she just sipped her wine. How could she stand the stuff? The thought was trivial. Ridiculous. He wanted to laugh. Only, the sound wouldn’t come out. He couldn’t summon even a wry humor, not anymore. Light! I can’t keep this up.
Egwene would never—” “She’s Amyrlin,” he said, downing his cup of wine in one gulp. It was as putrid as he recalled. “Aes Sedai to the core. ” Yes, Lews Therin said. We need to stay away from all of them. They refused to help us, you know. Refused! Said my plan was too reckless. That left me with 51 T EARS FROM S TEEL only the Hundred Companions, no women to form a circle. Traitors! This is their fault. But. . but I’m the one who killed Ilyena. Why? Nynaeve said something, but Rand ignored her.
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