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The Color Purple by Alice Walker (2006)


Paperback in Good (G) condition. Cover has light discoloration, otherwise clean and straight. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details. 

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. 

Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery - singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.

The Color Purple is one of the all-time greats of literature, a global bestseller, and has inspired generations of readers.