Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison
- Voted #9 of the Top 100 Books of the 20th Century
- A 1996 Oprah Book Club Selection
- A QBR 100 Essential Black Book
Publication Date: Jun 08, 2004
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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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 García Márquez. 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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