Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand... show more
Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.
Publish date: June 8th 2004
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, African American
Έξοχη πρόζα κι έξοχα δομημένη πλοκή, με καίριους προβληματισμούς γύρω από το πώς ορίζουμε τον εαυτό μας και τους ανθρώπους γύρω μας, τον τρόπο που επιθυμούμε να πιστεύουμε πως σημαίνουμε κάτι και με κρισιμότερο το γεγονός ότι θα κάνουμε σχεδόν οτιδήποτε για να δώσουμε ένα περίγραμμα στην αίσθηση του...
You can ignore the rating; I just don't like the "zero stars" look when I decide not to give one. My only prior experience with Toni Morrison was reading Beloved and The Bluest Eye for school, and I wrongly assumed that those two were her "classroom" books and that this one would be more commercia...
Sula is very nearly a horror novel. We're not talking serial killers or unstoppable monstrosities, but raw human horror, the kind of horror of which I wish there was more. Toni Morrison might cringe to think anyone would consider her work in the same breath as horror fiction, but there are quite a f...
Having read other early Morrison novels, I found nothing surprising in Sula. There's the same gorgeous language and calming tone one will find in The Bluest Eye or Beloved, all layered over some of the most horrific scenes in print. More recent Morrison novels are told in the same beguiling whisper,...
The story follows two childhood best friends set in the early to mid 1900’s.The book is written very well, I loved how Morrison gave you little snippets of the background of the each character. Some of it reminded me of my granddad’s “back in the day” stories he use to tell me about. It brought tear...