CANDY by L. M. Alexander
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Winner of the Pictorial Review -- Dodd, Mead Prize, this novel stands the inevitable close scrutiny better than most prize winners. Measures well against the high standard set by Julia Peterkin for fiction built on the negroes today. The closest analogy is Scarlet Sister Mary, though the negroes in Candy are in closer touch with civilization and not so saturated in superstitition and tabus. The background is a worn out plantation, whose owner feels that his responsibility to his people cannot be dodged. Not until Harlem sends its missionary to tempt them away, does he consider loosing his own bonds. The story centers around the unregenerate Candy, and her struggles toward ""the light"". Intensely human, moving, vital story, written with simplicity, directness, and a tone of authenticity. The author knows whereof she writes. The format of the book is distinguished and Rockwell Kent wood-cuts should make a good selling point.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1934
ISBN: 1155108574
Publisher: Dodd, Mead