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Dessa Rose

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Dessa Rose

By Sherley A. Williams

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062011251, 236pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

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"Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative." --Toni Morrison

Expanding the canon of African American literature, alongside Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, and Toni Morrison's Beloved, Sherley Anne Williams' critically acclaimed and unforgettable Dessa Rose is a novel of two powerfully conceived female protagonists forging a vital friendship in the face of racial divides in the antebellum South.


Praise For Dessa Rose

“Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative.”
-Toni Morrison

“A deep, rich, compelling work. . . . I am astonished, moved, and delighted with the language, the thought, the obvious collaboration of the ancestors and the love I read on these pages.”
-Alice Walker

“A powerful story. . . . Emotionally affecting and totally unforgettable.”
-New York Times

“Extraordinary. . . . These two women achieve one of the most intricate and ambivalent relationships in contemporary fiction.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Destined to become a modern classic.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Absorbing…Deeply true and brilliantly imagined.”
-Newsday

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