In this splendid volume we encounter a whole range of characters: the guru who preaches that 'nobody's anything'; the rich white lawyer who wants a teenage sex slave; the old comrade in anti-sexist struggle who reveals that the feminist she most admires is Scarlett O'Hara; the expert lover whose virtuosity depends on the stimulation of pornography; and the 'Emperor of Rock and Roll' whose failure to understand the songs he sings - the songs of a black woman - haunt his gold-plated but empty life.
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A natural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed short-story collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated. No longer do they excuse the aggression of others; no longer are they suspended in their unhappy condition. The women here claim every bit of space they make. These are modern stories: about love, lust, fame, and cultural thievery; the perils of pornography, abortion, and rape; the delight of new lovers; and the rediscovery of old friends, affirmed even across self-imposed color lines.
"These are stories from a woman who has under her control as a writer a wide range of material, from the lives of the ordinary poor to the lives of artists and academics . . . and who can enter their experiences with sympathy but without sentimentality."-The Washington Post
Alice Walker is the author of seven novels, three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her novel The Color Purple won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker lives in northern California.
Alice Walker is the bestselling author of five novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, three collections of short stories, three collections of essays and five volumes of poetry. She lives in Northern California.
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