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Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
Author: Toni Morrison
In Toni Morrison's powerful 1977 novel, Milkman Dead hears a strange story: his father and his aunt Pilate witnessed their father's murder, and Pilate has carried his bones around with her for 20 years. Milkman travels south to find that this grandfather (who fled slavery and escaped, creating a myth of flight) has been immortalized in folktales...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780586049815
ISBN-10: 0586049819
Publication Date: 6/5/1980
Pages: 336
Edition: n.e.
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Publisher: Triad
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Fantastic tale of a family gone bizarre. I love Morrison's fantastical writing and deep character analysis.
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I found this a very sad book. The multiple, subtle hints of racism between blacks and whites and, sadly, black to blacks, build up to a disturbing ending. Mysterious, sometimes hard to believe, but always powerful.
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Morrison never ceases to amaze me! This book explores many different themes, including the richness of the African-American heritage; the importance of discovering family history; coming of age; the thin line between love and hate; incest; the "money-is-the-root-of-all evil" principle; domestic violence; resentfulness among siblings; and racially-motivated violence. A great read! Not her best, but still a rare jewel and must-read.
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This is a beautifully written story filled with mysticism, passion and history.
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A contemporary classic.
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