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THE CLASSIC NOVEL FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING TONI MORRISON



It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is Toni Morrison's enduring masterpiece.



Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 21/08/1997 ISBN-13: 9780099760115  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama.

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A searing depiction of the psychological effects of slavery, this tells the story of Sethe who is haunted by the ghost of her daughter, Beloved.

Clare Furniss - 18/07/2016

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As well as being set in the dark and murky period of abolition Morrison's tale is a descent into the tragic world of Sethe who exudes grief and futility. We find ourselves confronted with an act against a mother’s natural instinct, something so controversial that may leave some uncomfortable. This tale shows us the emotional turmoil and psychological trauma that leads to such a devastating conclusion. - Tomi.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/02/2011

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