Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And 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. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Author: Toni Morrison Publisher: Vintage Published: 06/08/2004 Pages: 352 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.75lbs Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.75d ISBN: 9781400033416
Review Citation(s): Ebony 09/01/2004 pg. 30 Black Issues Book Review 05/01/2005 pg. 49
About the Author Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015). She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2019.