Short fiction about the female experience from the New York Times best-selling author of The Color Purple, “one of the best American writers of today” (Washington Post).
Here are stories of women traveling with the weight of broken dreams, with kids in tow, with doubt and regret, with memories of lost loves, with lovers who have their own hard pasts and hard edges. Some from the South, some from the North, some rich and some poor, the characters that inhabit In Love & Trouble all seek a measure of self-fulfillment, even as they struggle with difficult circumstances and limiting social conventions.
The stories that make up Alice Walker’s debut short fiction collection reflect her tenacious commitment to face brutal and sometimes melancholy truths while also illuminating the ways in which the courageous pursuit of love brings hope to even the most harrowing lives.
About the Author
ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.
PRAISE FOR IN LOVE & TROUBLE “One of the most important, graceful, and honest writers ever to come into print . . . This is a powerful, big, even a wild book.”—JUNE JORDAN, a u t h o r o f KISSING GOD GOODBYE —