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The Temple of My Familiar - Alice Walker

The Temple of My Familiar

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Published: 16th September 2004
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A visionary cast of characters weave together their past and present in a brilliantly intricate tapestry of tales.It is the story of the dispossessed and displaced, of peoples whose history is ancient and whose future is yet to come. Here we meet Lissie, a woman of many pasts; Arveyda the great guitarist and his Latin American wife who has had to flee her homeland; Suwelo, the history teacher and his former wife Fanny who has fallen in love with spirits. Hovering tantalisingly above their stories are Miss Celie and Shug, the beloved characters from The Color Purple.

''Walker's fictional creations are musicians, storytellers, artists and mothers: all of them embrace life with the characteristic optimism of this author, against a background of colour: love, for instance, blossoms on an "olive-green sailboat with its black-and-yellow sails". * HERALD (9.10.04) *

Alice Walker

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include The Third Life of Granger Copeland, Meridian, By The Light of My Father's Smile , and The Temple of My Familiar . She is also the author of several collections of short stories, essays and poems as well as children's books. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Walker now lives in Northern California.

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ISBN: 9780753819487
ISBN-10: 0753819481
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 15.5  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1