Liliane

By Ntozake Shange
(Picador, Paperback, 9780312135591, 304pp.)

Publication Date: September 1995

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Through the polyphonic voices of Liliane Lincoln's childhood friends, lovers, and conversations with her psychoanalyst, Ntozake Shange weaves the life of a remarkable young woman. Liliane Lincoln is an artist who exposes what she knows of herself to the world through her bold and colorful artwork. Gradually, however, Liliane realizes that in order to survive, she must come to terms with what she has kept hidden even from herself. Liliane is extraordinary vision of a woman learning to be who she really is.




About the Author

Ntozake Shange is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her novels include Betsey Brown and Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo both of which are available from Picador. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.




Praise For Liliane

"A standing ovation for Ntozake Shange. This is her finest work of fiction so far."—Clarence Major, Washington Post Book World

"What a pleasure it is to hear Ntozake Shange singing in so many different keys, so many different tempos. Her Liliane is a dense, ambitious, worthy song."—Valerie Sayers, The New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully written and deftly crafted . . . a novel that is as sensual as it is sexy, that serves up as much lyricism as it does laughter."—Valerie Boyd, Atlanta Journal

"A powerful vision and perfect ear . . . Shange brilliantly captures . . . disparate places and times."—Samuel Shem, Boston Globe

"A daring portrait of a black woman artist recreating herself out of social and psychological chaos, the fragmentation that haunts our time, our nation. Ourselves."—Kelly Cherry, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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