Women of Brewster Place: A Novel in Seven Stories

Gloria Naylor

Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison; Etta Mae Johnson who tries to trade the ‘high life’ for marriage with a local preacher; Kiswana Browne who leaves her middle-class family to organize a tenant’s union.

status Copy #1 (4781): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Short Stories
publisher Penguin
publish date June 30, 1983
popularity checked out 1 time(s)

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