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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Toni Morrison’s incandescent third novel begins with the birth of Milkman Dead and traces his epic journey from small-town Michigan to rural Virginia. As Milkman explores the twisted roots of his family’s history, he travels down a path of obsessive love, bitter rivalries, and more than one ghost. At its heart, Song of Solomon is a lyrical coming-of-age saga, but it feels profoundly intimate even as it goes big, exposing the deep psychic wounds inflicted on generations of African Americans by enslavement and racism. In Morrison’s legendary hands, Milkman’s extraordinary story of discovery and betrayal pulsates with life.
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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!