The Women of Brewster Place
by Gloria Naylor
From behind the battered doors of an apartment block, come the stories of a chorus of courageous black women. Each has suffered knocks and setbacks, each has lived a life defined by social deprivation, each has finally found herself here – in Brewster Place. From stoic Mattie, to sassy Etta, from righteous Kiswana, to baby-mad Cora Lee, the women of Brewster place are united in their resilience, their humanity and their collective ambition for brighter futures. Originally published in 1982, Gloria Naylor’s debut novel has been reissued by Fox, Finch and Tepper with an introduction by bookseller Lottie May.