Dessa Rose

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062011251

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About the Author

Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999) was a novelist, literary critic, an award-winning poet, and the author of short stories and several works for children. Williams's first collection of poetry, The Peacock Poems, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her first work for children, Working Cotton, was a Caldecott Honor recipient. Williams was a longtime professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego.

Reviews

"A powerful story. . . . Emotionally affecting and totally unforgettable."--New York Times
"Destined to become a modern classic."--Chicago Tribune
"Absorbing...Deeply true and brilliantly imagined."--Newsday
"Extraordinary. . . . These two women achieve one of the most intricate and ambivalent relationships in contemporary fiction."--Los Angeles Times
"Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative."--Toni Morrison
"A deep, rich, compelling work. . . . I am astonished, moved, and delighted with the language, the thought, the obvious collaboration of the ancestors and the love I read on these pages."--Alice Walker