About this title: Ms. Morrison's first book, The Bluest Eye, tells the painful story of a 1940s black woman who obsesses over her desire to become white. Her futile longing for the "bluest eyes" eventually drives her mad, as she accepts someone else's definition of beauty and loses herself in a hopeless struggle. Sula concerns the growth and destruction of a friendship between two black girls from a poor town.
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