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The Bluest Eye

Category: Book
By (author): Morrison, Toni
Series: Vintage International
Subject:  FICTION / African American / General
  FICTION / Coming of Age
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Vintage
Published: May 2007
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.92in x 5.15in x 0.57in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*

"So precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry."  -The New York Times

"A profoundly successful work of fiction. . . . Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth . . . it is an experience." -The Detroit Free Press


"This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl's universe." -Newsweek

Biographical NoteTONI MORRISON has been the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.