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Paradise by Toni Morrison

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Publication Date: 1999

  • WINNER OF THE PEN/SAUL BELLOW AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AMERICAN FICTION
  • Toni Morrison was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for Beloved in 1993.

Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of Paradise.

Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the counter-culture and politics of the late 1970s, deftly manipulating past, present and future, this novel reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with astonishing clarity. Starkly evoking the clashes that have bedevilled the American century: between race and racelessness; religion and magic; promiscuity and fidelity; individuality and belonging.

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