Title: Meridian. A Novel.
Publisher: Harcourt Brace, New York
Publication Date: 1976
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket. Meridian is Walker's second novel and she tells the story Meridian Hill who grew up in modest Southern circumstances and, when her future seemed over before it had properly begun, she volunteers to help in the local civil rights movement. Her life is forever changed and she comes to realize that personal struggles are an unavoidable part of life and yet this is how one overcomes one's obstacles and, ultimately, define their character. Bookseller Inventory # 23985
Synopsis: Meridian Hill is a young woman at an Atlanta college attempting to find her place in the revolution for racial and social equality. She discovers the limits beyond which she will not go for the cause, but despite her decision not to follow the path of some of her peers, she makes significant sacrifices in order to further her beliefs. Working in a campaign to register African American voters, Meridian cares broadly and deeply for the people she visits, and, while her coworkers quit and move to comfortable homes, she continues to work in the deep South despite a paralyzing illness. Meridian's nonviolent methods, though seemingly less radical than the methods of others, prove to be an effective means of furthering her beliefs.
Product Description: 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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