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The Color Purple

The Color Purple


by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Letter Forty-Six Summary

  • Mr.__ and Grady drink all through Christmas. Shug and Celie busy themselves around the house and talk, talk, talk.
  • Shug is a famous singer now and makes so much money, she doesn’t know what to do with it.
  • Shug says that she’s not romantically interested in Albert anymore; he’s just like family now.
  • Celie tells Shug that Mr.__ doesn’t beat her much now and he tries to make sex better—but she’s still a "virgin," meaning she still hasn’t enjoyed sex or had an orgasm.

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