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The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison's first novel, written while Morrison was teaching at Howard University and was raising her two sons on her own. The story is about a year in the life of a young black girl in Lorain, Ohio named Pecola Breedlove. It takes place against the backdrop of America's Midwest as well as in the years following the Great Depression. Brutal in its depictions of racism, incest, and child molestation, The Bluest Eye has remained on the often-challenged and banned books list almost every year since its publication.
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- Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (US)
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- The Bluest Eye
- Toni Morrison
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- Used - Near Fine
- Jacket condition
- Very Good
- Quantity available
- Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
- Place of Publication
- Date published
- First Edition, Signed
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- Modern First Editions;
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