Distinguished literary trailblazer, Toni Morrison has authored plethora of gems that have garnered both a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize. She has also been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She has pretty much enjoyed the level of success that very few people in her field are able to achieve in their lifetime. But writers are not motivated by success but rather by the process of creating art.
That explains why Morrison will be unleashing her new novel – God Help the Child in April 2015.
From the synopsis – her latest offering will continue to play on the themes that dominate the complexities of race and emotional trauma.
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which causes her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish…Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother…Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk about the abuse she’s suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother…and Sweetness, Bride’s mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.
Sounds like another affectingly haunting tale from Morrison – and we can’t wait to plunge into it when it arrives in April!