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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786864087, Hardcover)A Pulitzer Prize-winning editor offers a stunning debut novel--a lyrical story told through through a panoply of voices that matches the best in the rich tradition of African-American fiction, while charting new territory with its exploration of a young girl's apparent descent into madness.
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A black woman in 1970s Alabama is possessed by ancestor spirits and experiences the cruelties of slavery. Chain marks appear on her arms and legs, and sexual intercourse with her husband is like rape by slavers. She tells her story after emerging from an asylum.
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