Morrison tackles race in bold 'Child'

April 20, 2015 4:01 PM

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Toni Morrison is 84, about six decades older than Lula Ann Bridewell, the central character of her pained, urgent new novella, God Help the Child (***1/2 out of four). What has changed for black women during those 60 years?

Everything, the book suggests; nothing, too. James Baldwin once said that when he was young, "the world was white…now it is struggling to remain white – a very different thing."

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