The Help《相助》
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  Author: Kathryn Stockett
  Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver...There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...
  爱与痛苦,仇恨与信仰,恐惧与勇气,交集在三十万字的分量里,密密麻麻浸润心灵。《相助》一书中作者以细腻真实的笔触重现了60年代美国南部的种族关系,刻画了艾碧莲、明尼、雯三个人物形象,大时代的激流让小人物只能学会隐忍,但当变革的声音从喉咙里发出,饱满而又真挚的感情喷薄而出,谁又能说,这股直抵人心的力量不能给他们的命运带来救赎?本书出版之后,版权被三十多国争先引进,《纽约时报》、《出版者周刊》、《华盛顿邮报》联合推荐,并连续报导,堪称近年来不可多见的力作。
  1962年的密西西比,距离奥巴马当选总统还有47个年头。白人男子至高无上,女人是漂亮的摆设,有色人种则是不可接触却又不得不接触的贱民。种族冲突此起彼伏,两个女佣,一个大学刚毕业、涉世未深的小姐,冒险开始她们的变革之路。

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