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Beloved : a novel

Morrison, Toni.

New York : Penguin, 1998, c1987.

275 p.

Artwork copyright Touchstone Pictures At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War.Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyone's future.

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ISBN:

978-0-452-28062-5 (pbk.)

LC Call No:

PS3563.O8749 B4 1988b

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 19

Author:

Morrison, Toni.

Title:

Beloved : a novel / by Toni Morrison.

Publisher:

New York : Penguin, 1998, c1987.

Physical:

275 p.

Notes:

"A Plume book.".

Subject:

Slavery--Fiction

Subject:

African Americans--History--Fiction.

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