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Some of the stories were a little predictable, but not in a bad way. This was Gloria Naylor's first novel and I was definitely impressed and plan to check out more of her work. Oct 17, Ana rated it it was amazing. This was a nice little read, I see the T. The book presented a good range of different kinds of women and how they interacted directly with one another.
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They ebb and flow, ebb and flow, but never disappear. The end. What a nightmare! This is a novel of trauma un-healed, akin to a horror or war narrative.
It is not optimistic or inspirational. It is at best about surviving.
It is very well written. Naylor has a fine ear for dialog, attuned to regional differences. And she offers some fine descriptive passages, like the scene of Mattie's seduction, or Cora Lee's family transitioning from massive dysfunction Woman looking real sex Brewster delighted Shakespeare audience, or the rousing church service.
Let me say a word about economic class. The Women of Brewster Place is about poor folks, no matter what bad book jackets say. The characters are usually born poor and do not rise.
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Work doesn't bring people together for social action; indeed, political activity is just a brief chimera. Kiswana's plan for a rent strike comes to nothing. Brewster Place is a grinding, dead-end space. We only see brief glimpses of non-poor folks. Kiswana's parents are middle class, her mother appearing for a few pages to try talking the daughter out of living poor.
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I can definitely see why my son found it so powerfully sad. I'm not sure if he can appreciate its novelistic skills, but hope this review helps. Sep 09, Hazie rated it it was amazing. The Women of Brewster Place was an intersting novel to read. It represented the life of women today and then and the struggles many of them faced and still are facing. Gloria takes each woman and places them in the same home, Brewster Place.
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Naylor presented these characters as individuals, arguing that it is not their individuality that causes their economic struggle. Other than exposing the different struggles of black women as different from white people, Naylor also signifies the importance of female friendship and having a women centered community as a defense against racism and sexism.
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Had they actually torn down the wall, the overall capitalist American society could simply erect another one in its place. However hopeless it may seem, the collective desire and act to tear down the wall in the dream works as a form of outlet for these women. While they each have different reasons to have contempt towards what the wall represents, but they are all united in Woman looking real sex Brewster bricks and Woman looking real sex Brewster down the boundaries.
Only a sense of revelation can be received -revelation of their longing to rise above their social circumstances and also their resistance to the cycle of powerlessness they are trapped inside. Naylor provides a voice for these black women in poverty and expressed their desires to fight against the social constraints they are placed by society.
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