Song of Solomon

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 24, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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With this brilliantly imagined New York Times bestselling novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez.
 

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.
 

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Song of Solomon is about the past, present, and future of an extended family whose ancestors were slaves. The character names were brilliant. The novel has many layers of meaning and contexts in which ... Read full review

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Toni Morrison’s third novel was written in response to her father’s death, and was her first book to focus predominantly on male characters. In her essay, The Site of Memory, Morrison wrote, “But it ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
31
Section 3
56
Section 4
90
Section 5
113
Section 6
152
Section 7
162
Section 8
173
Section 9
187
Section 10
219
Section 11
259
Section 12
286
Section 13
305
Section 14
320
Section 15
326
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Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015). She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2019.

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