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The Color Purple by Brenda Russell
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Sep 15, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in September, 2011

I saw myself in every page of this book. I thought that the last two years of my life have been too weird for fiction. With all the "I love her" (her, who!?!?!) and I never loved you's (say what!?!?!). The total lack of self awareness in myself and the woman I lived with, married and bore children with. The moving out and the moving in. The unnatural attractions, ongoing revulsion and blessedly the slow climb toward maturity that can only come with experience. Some of this stuff you really have to experience for yourself to realize it is not only possible, but a common part of the human experience. I've been nothing but a silly old Celie for so many years. I like to think I'll be more of a Shug from now on.


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