The Women of Brewster Place
A Novel in Seven Stories
ISBN 9780140066906 | 208 pages | 30 Jun 1983 | Penguin | 5.15 x 7.71in | 18 - AND UP
National Book Award
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Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison; Etta Mae Johnson who tries to trade the 'high life' for marriage with a local preacher; Kiswana Browne who leaves her middle-class family to organize a tenant's union.
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