The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding THE COLOUR PURPLE is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement.
Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young woman who dedicates herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of those around her even as her own health begins to deteriorate. Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs.
This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.
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Meridian Hill has been pregnant, married and separated all by the time she is 17. After seeing the violence against young Civil Rights workers, on the news, she decides to leave her child behind and head for the Deep South and become involved in her peoples struggle for rights.Review:
An immeasurably fine study of human dignity -- Cosmopolitan
Get a copy and read. Since the end of World War 2 I have not read a novel superior to this -- C L R James
Strong and passionately visionary -- TLS
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Book Description Harcourt, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151592659
Book Description Harcourt, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110151592659
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Book Description Harcourt, 1976. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For the Millions of Readers who loved The Color Purple, Alice Walker's award-winning novel, Meridian is a poignant and powerful story of the American South in the 1960s and of one woman who risks her life for the people she loves. Meridian Hill, a courageous young activist, creates peace and understanding by dedicating herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of all those she meets even when her health begins to deteriorate. With the old rules of Southern society collapsing around her, Meridian fights a lonely battle to reaffirm her own humanity -- and that of all her people. Book jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151592659
Book Description Harcourt, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0151592659