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Toni Morrison was a 'literary mother' to countless writers

 

August 7, 2019



NEW YORK (AP) — When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favorite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part: a wide and "severe hat," a fur stole and the kind of stare that dares you to stare back.

For a day she could pretend to be Sula Peace, from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's novel "Sula," an ode to female friendship and how it can endure the most shameless betrayals.

"The thing that has always drawn me to Sula is that she is extremely complicated," says Flournoy, whose novel "The Turner House" was a National Book Award finalist...



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