New York Times Bestseller
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.
"You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama
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Toni Morrison has once again graced her fans with her masterful story telling skills. The deep weaving of fictional and historical facts of the characters, locations and raw emotions throughout this tale is thought provoking.
And to think this wonderful author's book was placed on the banned list..? Philistines!
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I loved this book. It blends lessons in history with the psychology of African-Americans!