The Bluest Eye (Paperback)Toni Morrison (author)
Nobel prize-winning author of Beloved, Toni Morrison's debut novel immerses us in the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family - Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola - in post-Depression 1940s Ohio.
Unlovely and unloved, Pecola prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged white schoolfellows. At once intimate and expansive, unsparing in its truth-telling, The Bluest Eye shows how the past savagely defines the present.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
'Not only a story but an awe-inspiring poem that confronts beauty itself.' - The Guardian
'So charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry' - The New York Times
'I imagine if our greatest American novelist, William Faulkner, were alive today he would herald Toni Morrison's emergence as a kindred spirit... Discovering a writer like Toni Morrison is the rarest of pleasures' - The Washington Post
'The Bluest Eye is a fine book, a lament for all starved and stunted children everywhere' - The Daily Telegraph
'Morrison's style rivets the reader...her synaesthetic, often rhythmic, even chanting prose recalls both Faulkner and Emily Dickinson' - The Times Literary Supplement
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