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Inned exercises a violent hold over her children Fearing abandonment she pulls them from The Darkest PDFEPUBschool at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household whether in domestic service in the fields or at the farmhouse on the edge This was definitely a difficult read So difficult that I m not even sure whether I can say I like it or not The content and subject matter were just so brutal and violent that I couldn t wait to be over with it On the other hand the writing was good so I kept reading I cannot imagine why any mother would treat her kids the way Rozelle did absolutely horrific Her children especially Tangy Mae are definitely survivors

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The Darkest Child

Of town where Rozelle beds local men for moneyBut Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school She has a chance to change her life but can she break from Rozelle's grasp without ruinous even fatal conseuences The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips is soul wrenching horrendous One would never believe that a Mother could so deeply harm a child let alone 10 of them emotionally spiritually physically and mentally Rozelle is a woman who is Pure Evil She cares for no one not even herself Unfortunately the reader never finds out why Rozelle is the way she is She s hateful spiteful souless and completely mental She has 10 children by 10 different men Most are as white as she is with one being what she calls A Dummy and the other Dark as her tires This is a Mother who pimps her sons and prostitutes her daughtersThey lived in a small town in 50 s and 60 s back when there were signs of segregation and blacks were no longer slaves but instead paid slaves maids The people in the town had just grown accustomed to the way things were and weren t looking nor asking for change And when one does he dissappears There are many complex characters in this story It is a page turner for sure I just couldn t stop reading about this mass of disfunctionI was disheartened to learn that Ms Phillips hasn t written another novel I wouldn t have thought from the texture and complex nature of this novel it was her first I m sure I wont forget this book any time soon It is hard for me to write this review without giving away spoilers There s just too much to tell Pick this book up You wont be dissappointedSome uotes Took everything out said I couldn t have no mo and all I got was a darkie We could feel recognizable anger replace incomprehensible insanityMama stood at the edge of the porch dangling our baby sister over the side by one armI musta been bout leven or twelve when Mama tried to get Mr Frank to screw meSays she lit a match and threw it Just walked on out the damn house and left my sister in there to burn

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Bakersfield GeorgiaThirteen year old Tangy Mae uinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings She is the darkest skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother Rozelle's estimation but she's also the brightest Rozelle beautiful charismatic and light sk 45 starsWhew Wow what a book What a beautifully written yet sad book Why has this Author not written another book Perhaps this was the only story she needed to tell The writing was so wonderful and vivid that I could seeimagine what was happening That is not always a good thing with this book as there is a tremendous amount of abuse in this book I found that I could not read this book fast I had to take breaks from it This is not an easy read The book begins when Rozelle tells her employer that it is her last day of work because she is going to die over the weekend In reality she is pregnant She has 10 children from different fathers and she is a disturbing woman Mainly because she is disturbed Was she mentally ill What she incredibly mean There is something just off about her and the Author never really tells us what Her children also know something is not uite right about their Mother She is abusive to her children Abuse is a light word for how she treats her children Forcing two daughters to prostitute themselves for money and one to raise money to get her brother out of jail Not all of her children survive It is not a kind world that this family lives in As I stated the descriptions are so vivid that the scenes are disturbing This book is about pain hope determination and survival This is a book where you want to know what happens next and yet at the same time you dread what happens nextRozelle is a light skinned woman who could pass for White As stated in the description she favors if you can call it favoring her lighter skinned children The narrator is her dark skinned daughter Tangy May A girl who loves books and school Her Mother allows her to attend school the longest but soon decides that it is time for her to leave school and start earning money to help support the householdThis book has many characters There is a character who just wants to teach and help better his peers through reading and writing There are those who are angry with the Jim Crow South there is Miss Pearl who tries to help the familyThe part in the book where Rozelle tells Tangy May that they last time she saw her one child she was a fireball UGH In short beautifully written book I highly recommend this book but be warned it is not an easy read There are parts that will make you uncomfortable I do hope that Delores Phillips continues to write I can t say enough about how much I enjoyed her writing She is so vivid and descriptive


10 thoughts on “The Darkest Child

  1. says:

    45 starsWhew Wow what a book What a beautifully written yet sad book Why has this Author not written another book Perhaps this was the only story she needed to tell The writing was so wonderful and vivid that I could seeimagine what was happening That is not always a good thing with this book as there is a tremendous amount of abuse in this

  2. says:

    Heart wrenching but well written and thought out It's hard when you know the fiction was and probably is someone's truth Just a rem

  3. says:

    This is a painful story told from the perspective of a girl Tangy Mae who suffers terribly at the hands of her mother a woman with man

  4. says:

    This was definitely a difficult read So difficult that I'm not even sure whether I can say I like it or not The content and subject matter were just so brutal and violent that I couldn't wait to be over with it On

  5. says:

    This is an EXCELLENT book I say that because I felt a range of emotions as I turned the pagesrage sadness happiness pityI laughed I criedIn reading this book I saw through its characters different ways people learn andor choose to survive the hardships of life A person can go through tragedies and people can try to destroy their spirit but there always is a choice They may not be able to choose the hand they have been dealt or con

  6. says:

    Heart breaking Disturbing Sad Curious story that you just can not stop reading If that is the introduction that I give it then why did I keep reading Because this is a book you can't put down Like the cruel star

  7. says:

    The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips is soul wrenching horrendous One would never believe that a Mother could so deeply harm a child let alone 10 of them emotionally spiritually physically and mentally Rozelle is a woman who is Pure Evil She cares for no one not even herself Unfortunately the reader never finds out why Rozelle is the way she is She's hateful spiteful souless and completely mental She has 10 children by 10 different men

  8. says:

    I read this book with my book club Mocha Girls Read and it was our selection for Black History Month I have to say this was a hard read for me I had a hard time getting caught up in all the craziness of the characters especially Rozelle aka Mama Rozelle's character is an over dominating bipolar woman who has ten

  9. says:

    Excellent read The mystery behind the mom's mental illness was intriguing

  10. says:

    This book is uite possibly one of the most disturbing books I've read And that's why I gave it 4 stars Any book that grab and twist

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