By the Light of My Father's Smile

Author(s): Alice Walker


'Alice Walker in this, the most beautiful, the most compassionate, the most sensuous of novels, has created a masterpiece. It is one of the most life-enhancing novels you could hope to read. Flawless' - Mary Louden, The Times 'All your life you have the necessary illusion that you know all there is to know about heartbreak. I hate to be the one to tell you about the heartbreak you will experience after you die...' A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico - the writer-to-be Susannah, her sister Magdalena, their father and mother. There, amid indigenous people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they ever could have dreamed. This is a deeply sensual novel that explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief 'that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives. And that love is both timeless and beyond'.


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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple which has sold over 1 million copies 'An exuberant mixture of magic realism and political conviction' Times Literary Supplement 'You can't help but enjoy the verve, thrust and energy that made her famous' Julie Myerson, Mail on Sunday 'Blends the sexual and the spiritual in an exploration of women's identity' Sunday Times 'Sex, beauty, life and death - all the ingredients for a delicious read' New Woman

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.

General Fields

  • : 9780753819517
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : February 2005
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alice Walker
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.54
  • : 240