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Song of Solomon

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Vintage International,
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First Vintage International edition.
Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, a novel of large beauty and power, creates a magical world out of four generations of black life in America, a world we enter on the day of the birth of Macon Dead, Jr. (known as Milkman), son of the richest black family in a mid-western town; the day on which the lonely insurance man, Robert Smith, poised in blue silk wings, attempts to fly from a steeple of the hospital, a black Icarus looking homeward... We see Milkman growing up in his father's money-haunted, death-haunted house with his silent sisters and strangely passive mother, beginning to move outward--through his profound love and combat with his friend Guitar...through Guitar's mad and loving commitment to the secret avengers called the Seven Days...through Milkman's exotic, imprisoning affair with his love-blind cousin, Hagar...and through his unconscious apprenticeship to his mystical Aunt Pilate, who saved his life before he was born. And we follow him as he strikes out alone; moving first toward adventure and then--as the unspoken truth about his family and his own buried heritage announces itself--toward an adventurous and crucial embrace of life. This is a novel that expresses, with passion, tenderness, and a magnificence of language, the mysterious primal essence of family bond and conflict, the feelings and experience of all people wanting, and striving, to be alive.
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Grouping Title song of solomon
Grouping Author morrison toni
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-18 06:06:42AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-20 04:41:51AM

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display_description Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.
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record_details ils:.b10436200|Book|Books|First Vintage International edition.|English|Vintage International,|[2004]|xiii, 337 pages ; 21 cm.
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subject_facet African American families -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Michigan -- Fiction
title_display Song of Solomon
title_full Song of Solomon / Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
title_short Song of Solomon
topic_facet African American families, African Americans, Domestic fiction