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The Color of Water by James McBride (Paperback, 1998)

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The Color of Water by James McBride

As a boy in Brooklyn, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked her about it, she'd simply say, 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said, 'God is the color of water'...

As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church and put twelve children through college.

THE COLOR OF WATER is James McBride's tribute to his remarkable, eccentric, determined mother - and an eloquent exploration of what family means.

 

 Paperback | 320 pages

 129 x 204 x 24mm | 350g

 

 Hachette Australia

 Sydney, Australia

 0733605753

 9780733605758

 

Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks and ageing, and a long thin crease that runs diagonally down the front cover, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal (barely visible) creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An old and aged but clean and solid copy.