The Temple of My Familiar

Alice Walker, Author, Julie Rubenstein, Editor
Alice Walker, Author, Julie Rubenstein, Editor Pocket Books $7.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-671-68399-3
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
Part love story, part fable, part feminist manifesto, part political statement, Walker's novel follows a cast of interrelated characters, most of them black. and each representing a differ ent ethnic strain that contributes to the black experience in America. Marred by didacticism, theorizing and pontificating, ``the book never achieves the narrative power of The Color Purple ,'' noted PW . (May)
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