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  • Title: The Darkest Child
  • Author: Delores Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781569473450
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Darkest Child By Delores Phillips Evil s regenerative powers and one girl s fierce resistance A book that deserves a wide audience The Cleveland Plain Dealer Filled with grand plot events and clearly identifiable villains and victims lush with detail and captivating with its story of racial tension and family violence The Washington Post Book World An exceptional debut novel H Evil s regenerative powers and one girl s fierce resistance A book that deserves a wide audience The Cleveland Plain Dealer Filled with grand plot events and clearly identifiable villains and victims lush with detail and captivating with its story of racial tension and family violence The Washington Post Book World An exceptional debut novel Has a depth and dimension not often characteristic of a first novel Library Journal starred Phillips writes with a no nonsense elegance As a vision of African American life, The Darkest Child is one of the harshest novels to arrive in many years Phillips buttresses those harsh episodes with a depth of characterization worthy of Chekhov, pitch perfect dialogue, and a profound knowledge of the segregated South in the 50s The New Leader Rozelle Quinn is so fair skinned that she can pass for white Her ten children are mostly light, too They constitute the only world she rules and controls Her power over them is all she has in an otherwise cruel and uncaring universe Rozelle favors her light skinned kids, but Tangy Mae, 13, her darkest complected child, is the brightest She desperately wants to continue with her education Her mother, however, has other plans Rozelle wants her daughter to work cleaning houses for whites, like she does, and accompany her to the Farmhouse, where Rozelle earns extra money bedding men Tangy Mae, she s decided, is of age This is the story from an era when life s possibilities for an African American were unimaginably different Delores Phillips was born in Bartow County, Georgia in 1950, the second of four children She graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor of arts in English and works as a nurse at a state psychiatric hospital Her work has appeared in Jean s Journal, Black Times, and The Crisis She has lived in Cleveland, Ohio since 1964.From the Trade Paperback edition.
    Delores Phillips
    Delores Phillips was born in Georgia She is a graduate of Cleveland State University and works as a nurse in a facility for abused women and children in Cleveland This is her first novel.

    The Darkest Child By Delores Phillips

    Commentaires:

    Camille
    Heart wrenching but well written and thought out It s hard when you know the fiction was and probably is someone s truth Just a reminder to be grateful.

    Zanna
    This is a painful story told from the perspective of a girl, Tangy Mae, who suffers terribly at the hands of her mother, a woman with many children but no long term partner to support her Tangy recognises that there was something terribly wrong with our mother but is unable to escape from her increasingly abusive behaviour, partly because she feels responsible for her younger siblings The family s tale plays out against the background of a small town in the 1950s, mired in racism Phillips skilfu [...]

    Alisa
    This is an EXCELLENT book I say that because I felt a range of emotions as I turned the pagesrage, sadness, happiness, pityI laughed, I cried.In reading this book I saw through its characters different ways people learn and or choose to survive the hardships of life A person can go through tragedies and people can try to destroy their spirit but there always is a choice They may not be able to choose the hand they have been dealt or control the situation but they always have the option to choose [...]

    Debbie
    Heart breaking, Disturbing, Sad, Curious story that you just can not stop reading.If that is the introduction that I give it then why did I keep reading Because this is a book you can t put down Like the cruel, startling evening newscast that you just keep watching Like video of an accident you know is about to happen but you can t turn away Because I am a hopeful person I hoped that through all that was happening something would stop the injustice, something would stop the abuse and pain This w [...]

    Debra
    4.5 starsWhew Wow what a book What a beautifully written yet sad book Why has this Author not written another book Perhaps this was the only story she needed to tell The writing was so wonderful and vivid that I could see imagine what was happening That is not always a good thing with this book as there is a tremendous amount of abuse in this book I found that I could not read this book fast I had to take breaks from it This is not an easy read The book begins when Rozelle tells her employer tha [...]

    Tia
    The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips is soul wrenching horrendous One would never believe that a Mother could so deeply harm a child, let alone 10 of them, emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally Rozelle is a woman who is Pure Evil She cares for no one, not even herself Unfortunately, the reader never finds out why Rozelle is the way she is She s hateful, spiteful, souless, and completely mental She has 10 children by 10 different men Most are as white as she is with one being what sh [...]

    Desiree
    This was definitely a difficult read So difficult that I m not even sure whether I can say I like it or not The content and subject matter were just so brutal and violent that I couldn t wait to be over with it On the other hand, the writing was good so I kept reading I cannot imagine why any mother would treat her kids the way Rozelle did absolutely horrific Her children especially Tangy Mae are definitely survivors.

    Katisha Kersey
    Excellent read The mystery behind the mom s mental illness was intriguing.

    Daenel
    This book is quite possibly one of the most disturbing books I ve read And that s why I gave it 4 stars Any book that grab and twist my emotions is a winner I wanted to stop reading it the abuse scenes were cringe worthy Not just the physical aspects, but the mental aspects a part of me just kept asking myself if there are really kids who are living under these conditions and I know there are which made this story all the compelling.Tangy and her siblings are sympathetically written They have h [...]

    Barri Brown
    Devastating, amazing depiction of pathology both individual and social Chronicle of family and Southern small town society in the 50s Incredible piece of fiction by this author who unfortunately passed away last year, this being the only book she wrote.

    Kierra J,
    Can I tell you that I didn t want this book to end I absolutely love these sort of books First of all, I was compelled to read it because I kept noticing it in searches for books The title and the cover can also be credited for drawing me in For some reason it was relatable even though my family is nowhere near as dysfunctional as this one The book deals with topics like an unfit mother who struggles to survive by any means, lack of self esteem, poverty, racism, etc This book is not for the fain [...]

    Adrien
    No matter how many times I read this story, it always moves me It will never get old All of the characters were rich and complex The author wove a tale steeped in fear, pain and the awful atrocities that took place during the time period in which the story takes place rural Georgia during the 50 s I remember some of the stories my grandmother used to tell me and I can so easily relate to the times I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone that would love to read an awesome thought provoking story.1 [...]

    Felisa
    Excellent Read

    Gustine
    Unbeatable plot a truly psychotic mother raising twelve children in poverty in rural 1950s Georgia It s very well written I didn t mind the dialect at all, which speaks volumes about the author s talents She uses dialect perfectly at no point is the writing at all difficult to read, nor does it distract I couldn t put this down.EXCERPT Satan s in here, Mama repeated with mounting fear in her voice Edna started to cry, and Mama spun around to face her Shut up You want him to hear you she whispere [...]

    Cheryl
    A woman has ten children and beats them senseless almost every week She takes her teenage daughters to The Farmhouse to turn them into prostitutes just like herself Her children live in a town filled with racial tensions, yet they must face worse at home Tangy Mae, the narrator, is the daughter who loves school and wants to figure out a way out of the town Yet what she must go through in order to do that, at the hands of her own mother, is horrific.Here s a dialogue between mother and daughter D [...]

    Pamela
    Reading the The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips for the 2nd time was so much revealing than the 1st time go round It was so much detailed and graphic than the 1st It wasn t that they weren t there, I was just aware of the content than I was before Ms Phillips does a wonderful job of characterizing a mother whose not only disfunctional within herself, but possessive of her children and afraid that they will leave her The Darkest Child Tangy Mae is so courageous and stronge constantly struggl [...]

    Darleane
    Wow What a rollercoaster ride I started reading this book and once I got into it, I was not able to put it down I finished most of it in one evening With that begin said, it was so hard to imagine what she went through growing up during that time.This book made me laugh, cry, and totally broke my heart The main character Tangy Mae has determined to break through even though she has to deal with so much strife Her mother is a basketcase, even up to the end of the book she controlled her children. [...]

    Rick Slane
    With an upbringing as poverty stricken as the one depicted in The Glass Castle and a mother maybe as evil as Kate from East of Eden, The Darkest Child begins in 1958 in a small segregated Georgia town It s the story of 13 year old Tangy Mae s struggle to get an education while her mother wants her to work as a maid by day and as a prostitute at night Many types of prejudice are on display.

    Monterica Neil
    SPOLIER ALERT The Darkest Child, set in the small town of Pakersfield, Georgia is the story of Tangy Mae Quinn as she struggles to love and satisfy her abusive, mentally disturbed, sexually promiscuous, yet breathtakingly beautiful mother Rozelle Rosie Quinn Mushy, Harvey, Sam, and Martha Jean were her white children Tarabelle, Wallace, and Laura were Indians Cherokee, no less Edna and I were Negroes, Tangy Mae describes the diversity of her mother s offspring, categorized by the ethnicities of [...]

    Alysia
    I read this book with my book club Mocha Girls Read and it was our selection for Black History Month I have to say this was a hard read for me I had a hard time getting caught up in all the craziness of the characters especially Rozelle aka Mama Rozelle s character is an over dominating, bipolar woman who has ten kids by ten different men from working in the farmhouse I was slightly disturbed by the we know but it ain t our business attitude the various people took regarding her abusive behavior [...]

    Sheenaat Hot Eats and Cool Reads
    The cover of this book is absolutely beautiful to me, but I wish I could say the same for the content Rozelle is a very evil person, called the devil s spawn by her own Mama She is horribly abusive to her ten children and completely gets away with it Tangy Mae is an amazing and strong girl who in my eyes, is a true hero This book takes place during the civil rights era in the south, which makes it real, and even harder to digest, the events that take place This book hits a huge variety of topic [...]

    Jaye
    I don t know where to start with this book It s set in 1950s Georgia where Rozelle Rosie Quinn is living in extreme poverty with her ten children She s a Black woman who s light enough to pass for white all of her children are varying shades of light skin, expect for Tangy Mae she s the darkest and smartest of the children Rosie dislikes Tangy s dark skin and she thinks she s lazy because she would rather get her high school diploma instead of dropping out to find work.Tangy Mae tells the story [...]

    stacia
    Oh, how I hated this book It was long and well written, but there a few things fundamentally wrong with it a It was relentless in its cruelty to its characters No one had a moment s sunshine, save the deaf mute sister who s rescued from the family by the much older than she mailman, who immediately marries her and knocks her up.b It was overwritten The narrator s supposed to be an adolescent girl and while Phillips goes out of her way to emphasize how educated the girl is, her vocabulary and phr [...]

    Sue
    I could not put this book down Tangy Mae and her 9 siblings live in poverty with their mother, who is abusive and mentally unstable The story takes place in 1958 in rural Georgia Tangy has to live and survive not only the prejudice of others, but also that of her mother Rozelle and most of her children are very light skinned, almost white and Tangy Mae is very dark skinned Her mother hates her for it Rozelle insists her children work and bring the money home to her She even forces her daughters [...]

    Christy Hart
    One of my employees suggested I read this book and I was hooked from the first chapter This is a well written novel of a extremely poor black family a single mother and her children The mother is one of the most dysfunctional and unconscious characters I have encountered in a novel The author skillfully illustrates the lives of the children and how they watch their mother with extra attention to try and predict her moods and behavior.My sister loved it my brother in law said it was too depressin [...]

    Kathrin
    I picked up the book at the library for the cover and the title and I am happy I did This is a very hard book to read for the cruelty of the mother and it being situated in Georgia around the time they started to desegregate the schools Tangy Mae is a beautiful and strong character with a drive to finish high school despite all obstacles put in her path This is the author first and only novel so far I really hope she ll pick up the pen again soon

    Kylin Larsson
    Set in a small Georgia town in the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, The Darkest Child is the story of a family dealing with physical abuse and mental illness in the midst of town in the early, violent process of desegregation The majority of the story revolves around a portrait of Tangy Mae, along with her nine siblings, who are at the mercy of their mentally ill mother.Tangy Mae and her sisters survive being prostituted, branded with irons, beaten with household objects, and mentally abused Th [...]

    Avi Morris
    I had mixed feelings about this difficult story Overall I liked it well enough to rate it 4 stars For me what keeps it from my highest rating is that the story of the troubled African American Quinn familyis that is seems like a series of connected episodes, not quite with the flow of a novel But the episodes range between sad, to moving, to shocking with an impact that can t be ignored The Quinn s are a very poor family living in small town Georgia in the segregated late 1950s and early 60s The [...]

    Bark
    This is the story of dirt poor 13 year old Tansy Mae, one of ten children born to her unstable and at times very abusive mother Tansy s mother is black but easily passes for white and makes her living cleaning houses for rich folks and pleasing the men of the house but she keeps this from the younger kids Her mother expects them all to quit school and get a job to help support them Tansy is smarter than the rest and wants to complete school but her mother has other ideas and once Tansy becomes o [...]

    Maya B
    Very interesting story about Tangy Mae and her 9 siblings and the horrendous conditions they had to endure by the hands of their very abusive mother The story was well written enough to keep my attention however, there was never a wow factor for me to get excited about this book I also did not like how the story ended No real closure with the characters and I was left with too many questions in the end.

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