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By the Light of My Father's Smile

By the Light of My Father's Smile

‘Alice Walker in this, the most beautiful, the most compassionate, the most sensuous of novels, has created a masterpiece. It is one of the most life-enhancing novels you could hope to read. Flawless’ Mary Louden, THE TIMES

‘All your life you have the necessary illusion that you know all there is to know about heartbreak. I hate to the one to tell you about the heartbreak you will experience after you die . . .’

A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico – the writer-to–be Susannah; her sister Magdalena; their father and mother. There, amid indigenous people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they ever could have dreamed. This is a deeply sensual novel that explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief ‘that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives. And that love is both timeless and beyond’.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 17th February 2005

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780753819517