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Paradise

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In Paradise– her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature- Toni Morrison gives a bravura performance.  As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Rugby ( pop.360 ), in defence of ‘the one all-black town worth the pain’, assault the nearby convent and the women in it. From the town`s ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void “out there..where random and organised evil erupted when and where it chose”. Richly imagined and elegantly composed, Paradise weaves a powerful mystery.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Toni
Morrison

Toni Morrison is the author of ten novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to A Mercy (2008). She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in New York.

Toni Morrison is the author of ten novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to A Mercy (2008). She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in New York.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
02/04/1998
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Chatto and Windus

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