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È l'estate del 1962 quando Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan torna a vivere in famiglia a Jackson, in Mississippi, dopo aver frequentato l'università lontano da casa. Per sua madre, però, il fatto che si sia laureata conta ben poco: l'unica cosa che vuole per la figlia è un buon matrimonio. Ma Skeeter è molto diversa dalle sue amiche di un tempo, già sposate e perfettamente inserite in un modello di vita borghese, e sogna in segreto di diventare scrittrice. L'unica persona che potrebbe comprenderla è l'amatissima Constantine, la governante che l'ha
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Overview

È l'estate del 1962 quando Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan torna a vivere in famiglia a Jackson, in Mississippi, dopo aver frequentato l'università lontano da casa. Per sua madre, però, il fatto che si sia laureata conta ben poco: l'unica cosa che vuole per la figlia è un buon matrimonio. Ma Skeeter è molto diversa dalle sue amiche di un tempo, già sposate e perfettamente inserite in un modello di vita borghese, e sogna in segreto di diventare scrittrice. L'unica persona che potrebbe comprenderla è l'amatissima Constantine, la governante che l'ha cresciuta, ma la donna sembra svanita nel nulla e i tentativi di Skeet er di scoprire dove sia finita si infrangono contro un muro di silenzi imbarazzati. Come Constantine, anche Aibileen è una domestica di colore. Saggia e materna, ha un candore e una pulizia interiore che abbagliano: per un tozzo di pane ha allevato amorevolmente uno dopo l'altro diciassette bambini bianchi, facendo le veci delle loro madri spesso assenti. Ma il destino è stato crudele con lei, portandole via il suo unico figlio, morto in un incidente sul lavoro tra l'indifferenza generale. Da allora in Aibileen qualcosa si è spezzato, e nulla sarà più come prima. Minny è la sua migliore amica. Bassa, grassa, con un marito violento e una piccola tribù di figli, è con ogni probabilità la donna più sfacciata e insolente di tutto il Mississippi. Cuoca straordinaria, non sa però tenere a freno la lingua e viene licenziata di continuo per le sue intemperanze, fino a quando è assunta da una signora nuova del posto, che per la sua bellezza vistosa e le origini modeste è messa al bando dalla buona società bianca. Sono gli anni in cui Bob Dylan inizia a testimoniare con le sue canzoni la protesta nascente, e il colore della pelle è ancora un ostacolo insormontabile. Nonostante ciò, Skeeter, Aibileen e Minny si ritrovano a lavorare segretamente a un progetto comune che le esporrà a gravi rischi. Perché lo fanno? Perché i rigidi confini che delimitano la loro esistenza le soffocano. Perché il vento della libertà inizia a soffiare. Il profondo Sud degli Stati Uniti fa da cornice a questa folgorante opera prima che ruota intorno ai sentimenti, all'amicizia e alla forza che può scaturire dal sostegno reciproco. Con la sensibilità che solo i grandi narratori hanno, Kathryn Stockett racconta le vite delle sue indimenticabili protagoniste, personaggi a tutto tondo che fanno ridere, pensare e commuovere con la loro intelligenza, il loro coraggio e la loro capacità di uscire dagli schemi alla ricerca di un mondo migliore
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788852022197
  • Publisher: MONDADORI
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: ARNOLDO MONDADORI - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 504,877
  • File size: 2 MB

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Kathryn Stockett
Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. This is her first novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    The help

    Loved it best movie and book i love when she gives her poop pie!!!!!(; you go girl!!!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    THE HELP

    I LOVE this book
    read it
    enjoy it
    talk about it
    learn from it
    laugh about it
    cry about it
    BEST BOOK EVER

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Loved it

    I loved this book i am 11years old and read it in 22 days. I wish they had somenkind of epolauge... but over all it was outstanding

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Cool mannnn

    Wow this totes awesome

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Absolutely a Great book!!!!

    Just cant say more....I enjoyed it so much. I'm hesitant to buy more books as im afraid i wont enjoy them as this one. Cant wait to watch the movie. ( I wanted to read the book first )

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    the movie

    It was a sad movie and funny

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    ?

    Umm ive never read this book or saw the movie is it really good or should i not even bother?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Very Good Book!

    It was interesting, as I was reading it, I appreciated what domestics had to go through back then, and in some ways perhaps even now. I also appreciate that it took a strong person to go through the things that these ladies experienced on a daily basis. Anytime, a story makes you stop and think, and feel something, I think it's a good book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    I luv it!!!!!!

    I read the book and saw the movie!!! They are both a thrill to read and watch!!! U hav to read this!!!!(and watch the movie) its hilarious! Lol! And.... sad. Just o let u know u will cry..... i cried... but sad means it is a goid movie.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

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    Heard this sucks.

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    WONDERFUL!!!!

    This is a wonderful book im 11 and there are all these boring books and this one i found just an exciting, good book, i would recommned this book to any one, this is a must read book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Me

    Best book ever I am11only took me 13 days to read moive great to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    The help

    I like this book it a classic type and so funny i mean if u whatch the movie is great i mean i am going to u give u a warning it is sad but awsome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Anyone

    I love the book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Person on 19

    You are either very misinformed or stupid. Like this book fricking roooooooooooooooooooocccccccckkkkkkkkssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,!!,!!!,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    ALEX loves it and cool man

    Love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Loved the movie

    I really liked the movie im hopeing the book will be good to

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    I love it

    I loved this book

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    recommend

    can't tell you about this one. ordered the wrong language

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Arabella

    Her eyes opened slightly, revealing their deep emerald green.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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