This novel takes readers into a magical and richly peopled world which encompasses four generations of African American life.
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Oprah Book Club® Selection, October 1996: In an effort to hide his Southern, working class roots, Macon Dead, an upper-class Northern black businessman, tries to insulate his family from the danger and despair of the rank and file blacks with whom he shares the neighborhood. The plan leads his son, "Milkman"--a named he earned after his mother nursed him well past the proper age--onto a path exactly opposite the one his father had hoped. Milkman is driven into the arms of a violent, lower-class woman, into a clandestine circle of blacks who repay white violence in kind and into an awareness that he can fulfill his own potential by understanding the mistakes of his ancestors as they relate to his own.Review:
The third novel from one America's most powerful writers turns 20 years old in 1997, but Song of Solomon long ago ascended to the top shelf in the ranks of great literature. This Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the Nobel Prize-winning Morrison's lyrical, powerful, and erudite novel contains a chronology that situates the book in its historical context, and an introduction from author Reynolds Price.
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Book Description Plume Books, New York, NY, 1987. Trade paperback. Book Condition: New. 0452260116 New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 337 p. Oprah's Book Club. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # ALIBRIS.0014770
Book Description Plume, 1987. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A wise and spacious novel," is how Reynold Price described Song of Solomon, Morrison's crowning literary achievement. Her third novel's generous expanse reaches across generations of family and miles of land to tell the story of the descendants of Macon Dead, a one time slave who carved a bountiful living out of the Pennsylvania forest, only to be executed by an envious white farmer. Weaving together many of the themes that characterize her work-the relevance of names, the mysteries of the soul and the mind, and the clashing cultures of the North and South--Toni Morrison has, in Song of Solomon, given us a story that is more that a coming-of-age tale. She probes the heart of the dilemma facing many African-Americans struggling to obtain prosperity and independence without severing the ancestral ties that nourish their black identities. But, most importantly, she tells us a story of the human spirit: it's strength, its endurance, and its ability to soar. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0452260116
Book Description Plume, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Plume Prn Sep 1987. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0452260116
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Book Description Plume, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0452260116
Book Description Plume Books, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110452260116