The Bluest Eye (Prebound)

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What to say about Toni Morrison that she doesn’t say about herself through the formidable attention and intellect of her work? She's a literary titan who changed the American literary landscape and this debut novel marks the beginning of that shift. 

— Claire


Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606866801
ISBN-10: 160686680X
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: May 8th, 2007
Pages: 205
Language: English
Series: Vintage International