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Meridian

Walker, Alice

Published by Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, 1976
ISBN 10: 0151592659 / ISBN 13: 9780151592654
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Title: Meridian

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1976. Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich. 1st Edition. Small Tear On Front Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. 228 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Bascove. 0151592659. keywords: Literature Black America Women. inventory # 17191. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Meridian Hill is a young woman at an Atlanta college attempting to find her place in the revolution for racial and social equality. She discovers the limits beyond which she will not go for the cause, but despite her decision not to follow the path of some of her peers, she makes significant sacrifices in order to further her beliefs. Working in a campaign to register African American voters, Meridian cares broadly and deeply for the people she visits, and, while her coworkers quit and move to comfortable homes, she continues to work in the deep South despite a paralyzing illness. Meridian's nonviolent methods, though seemingly less radical than the methods of others, prove to be an effective means of furthering her beliefs. Small Tear On Front Endpaper, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 17191

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Synopsis: Meridian Hill is a young woman at an Atlanta college attempting to find her place in the revolution for racial and social equality. She discovers the limits beyond which she will not go for the cause, but despite her decision not to follow the path of some of her peers, she makes significant sacrifices in order to further her beliefs. Working in a campaign to register African American voters, Meridian cares broadly and deeply for the people she visits, and, while her coworkers quit and move to comfortable homes, she continues to work in the deep South despite a paralyzing illness. Meridian's nonviolent methods, though seemingly less radical than the methods of others, prove to be an effective means of furthering her beliefs.

Product Description: The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding THE COLOUR PURPLE is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young woman who dedicates herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of those around her even as her own health begins to deteriorate. Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs. This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.

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