by Alice Walker
The Color Purple is one of the best modern fiction novels. Alice Walker is the author of this great novel. It is the story of two sisters one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. The words that readers used to describe the events and language in the novel are “epic,” “biblical,” “powerful,” and finally “beautiful.”
Its story seems huge and the family tree is complicated with parents, step-parents, unacknowledged parents, forced marriages, lovers, and mistresses, as well as two dead unnamed mothers. But the major characters are clearly defined and change during the novel and, unlike many novels, the changes are clearly explained and well motivated by events in the novel. In short, this is the binding factor in the story, how Celie talks to God about everything that has troubled her and all the abuse she has suffered and how she triumphs in the end.