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Beloved

by Toni Morrison

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July 2013 Guest Editor Cath Staincliffe on Beloved...

Probably the most powerful book I’ve ever read.  Morrison gives us a searing indictment of slavery and racism in a beautifully written and harrowing story about a woman and her children haunted by a child ghost in the aftermath of the American civil war.  This was one of those novels that made me desperate to try to write myself.

 

 

A 2011 World Book Night selection. 

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Beloved Synopsis

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. 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.

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ISBN: 9780099511656
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099511656
Publication date: 6th December 2007
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for 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.

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