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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Letter Thirty-Eight Summary

  • Celie, Mr.__, Harpo, and Shug go to visit Sofia in prison.
  • Sofia works in the prison laundry. She survives by acting just like Celie acts with Mr.__; she’s completely subservient.
  • She’s supposed to be in jail for twelve years.
  • Squeak and Sofia’s sister Odessa take care of Sofia’s children.

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