The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips – Audiobooks , MP3
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+ Author : Delores Phillips (Author), Bahni Turpin (Narrator)
+ Format : MP3 ( without DRM – You can listen on many Other Devices )
+ You will get link download from Dropbox when Completed Purchase !
+ Listening Length : 15 hours and 23 minutes
+ Language : English
A new edition of this award-winning modern classic, with a new introduction
In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl’s skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother’s 10 children, but she is also the darkest complected. The Quinns – all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers – live with their charismatic, beautiful, and tyrannical mother, Rozelle, in poverty on the fringes of a Georgia town where Jim Crow rules.
Rozelle’s children live in fear of her mood swings and her violence, but they are devoted to her. Rozelle pulls her children out of school when they are 12 years old so that they can help support her by going to work – as domestics, as field laborers, or down at “the farmhouse”, where Rozelle takes her oldest daughters to turn tricks for her.
Tangy Mae has been offered the opportunity to apply to an integrated high school and might even have the chance to graduate if she can somehow avoid her sisters’ fate. Can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without violent – even fatal – consequences?
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I first read this book when it was released 10 years ago. It was a page turner and I have recommended it over the years. Dolores Phillips captures the pain, suffering and triumph of Tangie May and her family in a way that you never forget the Quinns. Bhani Turpin’s narration is wonderful and allowed me to experience this novel in a totally different way. Such an amazing work of literature!
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