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God help the child: a novel

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A fiery and provocative novel, God Help the Child weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget." A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle , St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Kansas City Star
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
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Domestic fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Psychic trauma in children -- Fiction
title_displayGod help the child
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African Americans
Fantasy
Fiction
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Psychic trauma in children