Unusual and revealing, this collection opens with a passionate account of Alice Walker's early marriage to a Jewish lawyer and their life in racist Mississippi, giving voice to idealism, lost love and hope. Ten further stories expand on this theme: tales of sisters, family, love for men and for women. They consider issues of racism, slavery, politics, sex. Alice Walker's voice, her lyricism, her magical use of detail to illuminate and add sensuality, have never seemed stronger. Rich, funny, impassioned and honest, here is a book which charts a life in progress, an identity explored. Alice Walker has always written books that have broken moulds. Her new one once again redraws the landscape.
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd