By the Light of My Father's Smile

By the Light of My Father's Smile

Audiobook Cassette - 1998
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Random House, Inc.
4 cassettes / 4 hours
Read by Audra McDonald

"Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer."
-The New York Times Book Review

A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico - the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother.  And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.  

Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their stories, Walker crosses conventional borders of all kinds as she explores in this magical novel the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much prized self, even as her family's past of lies and love is transformed.

By the Light of My Father's Smile explores the richness and coherence of alternative cultures' experience of sexuality as a celebration of life, of trust in Nature and the Spirit, even as it affirms the belief, as Walker says, "that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives.  And that love is both timeless and beyond time."

Baker & Taylor
The story of an American family--would-be writer Susannah, her sister Magdalena, and her parents--who take up life with an endangered mixed race of black Indians in the Mexican Sierras, explores how a woman's denied sexuality leads to a loss of self and the sexual healing of the soul. Read by Alice Walker. Simultaneous.

Baker
& Taylor

The story of an American family--would-be writer Susannah, her sister Magdalena, and their parents--who take up life with an endangered mixed race of black Indians in the Mexican Sierras, explores how a woman's denied sexuality leads to a loss of self and the sexual healing of the soul.

Publisher: New York : Random House AudioBooks, p1998
ISBN: 9780375404740
0375404740
Characteristics: 4 sound cassettes : analog, Dolby processed
Additional Contributors: McDonald, Audra

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