WINNER OF THE 1993 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.
'A complex, wonderfully alive and imaginative story...glittering' - Daily Telegraph
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.
This new version of Morrison's 1977 novel is a fitting reminder of her early creative mastery. Song of Solomon is a powerful, sensual, and poetic exploration of four generations of a family mistakenly named Dead. Told through the eyes of "Milkman," a rare male protagonist in Morrison's wonderful catalog of unforgettable characters, we discover a century's worth of secrets, ghosts, and troubles. Milkman is faced with resolving the differing memories of his parents and his mysterious aunt Pilate, while questioning the historically charged realities thrown at him by the death of real-life victims of racism like Emmett Till as viewed by his lifelong friend Guitar. Lynne Thigpen was born to tell the author's stories, catching every lyrical note and each painful cry. A perfect marriage of author and reader, this will win new audiences and reassure audio veterans that by listening to books one truly can appreciate the magic of storytelling.--Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
"Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don't seem to come close to explaining her" Guardian "A rhapsodic work... Intricate and inventive" New Yorker "Stunningly beautiful... Full of magnificent people... They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever" -- Anne Tyler Washington Post "A complex, wonderfully alive and imaginative story...glittering" Daily Telegraph "Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon grips as a novel of extraordinary truth, wisdom and humour" -- Auberon Waugh Evening Standard