Song of Solomon

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 24, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
11 Reviews
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. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.
 

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

Macon Dead, III, is coming of age in the Southside of Chicago (you know, the "baddest part of town"), where his father is a prosperous and respected man of property (read "landlord"), his mother is ... Read full review

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User Review  - JeaniaK - LibraryThing

To me this novel is about not being limited by your history and circumstance, but learning to understand, transcend and even love it. I was struck most when I read it about Pilate Dead's ability to ... 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 Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.

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