In Love and Trouble :|
Stories of Black Women
by Alice Walker
Published by Harcourt Brace, April 1, 1985
Readers of Alice Walker's The Color Purple will
find in these stories further evidence of her power
to depict black womenwomen who vary greatly
in background yet are bound together by their
vulnerability to life: Roselily, on her wedding day,
surrounded by her four children, prays that a love-
less marriage will bring her respectability; a young
writer, exploited by both her lover and her husband,
wreaks an ironic vengeance; a destitute, ignorant girl, unable to get a doctor for her
sick child, is advised to try "strong horse tea"; a jealous wife, looking for her hus-
band's mistress, finds a competitor she cannot fight; an old woman, thrown out of a
White church, meets God on a highway.
These are some of the seekers of dignity and love whom Alice Walker portrays
in an enlightening, disturbing view of life in the South.
"A powerful, big, even a wild book."June Jordan.
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