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The Women of Brewster Place - Gloria Naylor
The Women of Brewster Place
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Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are:... show more
Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison; Etta Mae Johnson who tries to trade the 'high life' for marriage with a local preacher; Kiswana Browne who leaves her middle-class family to organize a tenant's union.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140066906 (014006690X)
ASIN: 014006690X
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
5.0 The Women of Brewster Place (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)
A gorgeous novel with compelling characters and several interesting plot lines. I enjoyed most how Naylor effectively utilized symbols which could very easily have been cliche.
immediacy
immediacy rated it
3.0 The Women of Brewster Place
A riveting first novel that dares to write about the stuff of melodrama, and yet never slips into sentimentality. It accomplishes this because the stories are all too real. The tragedy of these women's lives we see even today in the news and on the streets around us. These are the kinds of stories t...
Osho
Osho rated it
Books Read in the Past:At the time of its writing, this provoked a great deal of discussion. The intersecting stories of different women living on Brewster Place form a novel-in-sections that, though it has a workshop-y structural feel, generally works effectively. Brewster Place itself is more than...
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