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: A rich, moving novel that traces the lives of two black heroines from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry and raise a family & become a pillar in the tightly-knit black community. The other girl, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to College, submerging herself in city life, and when she returns to he roots, she returns as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both women suffer the consequences of their choices, both must decide if they can harbor the love they have for each other and both must combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and what it costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America.