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They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage.

            In prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem, Toni Morrison challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and a far-off past that is ever present. 

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Toni Morrison is Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University. She has written six previous novels, and has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804169882
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;african american;oklahoma;literature;american;women;race;20th century;oprah s book club;usa;historical fiction;contemporary fiction;nobel prize;african americans;america;nobel;american fiction;african-american literature;contemporary;america
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.7 in 0.5563 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Toni Morrison is Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University. She has written six previous novels, and has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
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