By Delores Phillips
“Evil’s regenerative powers and one girl’s fierce resistance. . . . A booklet that merits a large audience.”—The Cleveland simple Dealer
“Filled with grand plot occasions and obviously identifiable villains and sufferers . . . lush with element and attractive with its tale of racial rigidity and family members violence.”—The Washington put up booklet World
“[An] extraordinary debut novel. . . . [Has] a intensity and size hardly ever attribute of a primary novel.”—Library Journal (starred)
“Phillips writes with a no-nonsense splendor. . . . As a imaginative and prescient of African-American existence, The Darkest Child is without doubt one of the cruelest novels to reach in lots of years. . . . [Phillips] buttresses these harsh episodes with a intensity of characterization invaluable of Chekhov, pitch-perfect discussion, and a profound wisdom of the segregated South within the ’50s.”—The New Leader
Rozelle Quinn is so fair-skinned that she will be able to cross for white. Her ten young children are normally gentle, too. They represent the one international she ideas and controls. Her energy over them is all she has in an another way merciless and uncaring universe.
Rozelle favors her light-skinned teenagers, yet Tangy Mae, thirteen, her darkest-complected baby, is the brightest. She desperately desires to proceed along with her schooling. Her mom, in spite of the fact that, has different plans. Rozelle wishes her daughter to paintings cleansing homes for whites, like she does, and accompany her to the “Farmhouse,” the place Rozelle earns more cash bedding males. Tangy Mae, she’s determined, is of age.
This is the tale from an period whilst life’s percentages for an African-American have been unimaginably various.
Delores Phillips used to be born in Bartow County, Georgia in 1950, the second one of 4 young ones. She graduated from Cleveland nation college with a bachelor of arts in English and works as a nurse at a nation psychiatric health center. Her paintings has seemed in Jean’s Journal, Black Times, and The Crisis. She has lived in Cleveland, Ohio on account that 1964.