Beloved: A Novel
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - streamsong - LibraryThing
Something is wrong at the house numbered 24. While Baby Suggs was still alive, it was a place of meeting and even dancing. But while her daughter, Sethe and Sethe’s daughter Denver still live there ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KWharton - LibraryThing
I don't like reading introductions before I read a book, because they often contain spoilers. I finished this book today and then read the introduction. As I started the book, I found myself being ... Read full review