Book :: Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon
By: Toni Morrison
Pages: 337
Published: 1978
Genre(s): African American
American
Magical Realism
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1993)
National Book Critics Circle Award (1977)
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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...

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