The Women of Brewster Place (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Shipping Weight (lbs):2.2
- Dimensions (in):5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8
- Publication Date:June 30, 1983
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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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