As young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's secrets and dreams in the poor black mid-west of their childhood. Then Sula ran away to live her dreams and Nel got married. Ten years later Sula returns and no-one, least of all Nel, trusts her. Sula is a story of fear- the fear that traps us, justifying itself through perpetual myth and legend. Cast as a witch by the people who resent her strength, Sula is a woman of uncompromising power, a wayward force who challenges the smallness of a world that tries to hold her down.