The Color Purple
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Genre

Literary Fiction

The Color Purple plumbs the psychological depths of one person, Celie, and touches on the experiences of her sister. It is a story of friendship and sisterly love that spans literally a lifetime. When the story begins, the sisters are in their teens but by the time the story ends, they are both gray-haired old women about to embrace grandchildren. As such, the story does not really fit into any other typical genre.

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