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The Women of Brewster Place

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The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
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Jun 30, 1983 | ISBN 9780140066906

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“[Naylor’s] ardent inventiveness as a storyteller and the complex individuality she gives to each of her seven main characters make the novel so much more than a contrived literary assembly line. . . . Deftly, Naylor gathers all these individual stories into one climactic narrative that works through the reader via a word-by-word sense of horror and outrage. . . . The Women of Brewster Place, born of the details of a particular time and community, also turns out to be one of those, yes, universal stories depicting how we, the fallen, seek grace.”
Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“The most refreshing voice in the black idiom since readers first discovered Toni Morrison.”
—Claude Brown, author of Manchild in the Promised Land

“Naylor creates a completely believable, and very frightening, world of degradation, violence and human—very human—courage and sturdiness.” 
Chicago Sun-Times

“Vibrating with undisguised emotion, The Women of Brewster Place springs from the same roots that produces the blues. Like them, [Naylor’s] book sings of sorrow proudly borne by black women in America.”
The Washington Post


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