THE BLUEST EYE chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio: Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola.
Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged blond white schoolfellows.
She becomes the focus of the mingled love and hatred engendered by her family's frailty and the world's cruelty as the novel moves toward a savage but poignant resolution.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/03/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099759911