Song of Solomon (Paperback)
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Song of Solomon (Paperback)

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£9.99
Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 14/05/1998
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Waterstones Says

Mapping the history of segregated America through one man’s story, Song of Solomon is a breath-taking meditation on rebellion, community and self-discovery from the author of Beloved.

'Song of Solomon...profoundly changed my life' - Marlon James

Macon 'Milkman' Dead was born shortly after a neighbourhood 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.

In 1930s America Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned with escaping the familial tyranny of his own father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. But his odyssey back home and a deadly confrontation with Guitar leads to the discovery of something infinitely more valuable than gold: his past and the origins of his true self. 

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099768418
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don’t seem to come close to explaining her - Guardian

The poetry of the language. The vernacular and the rhythms of speech... It's eavesdropping on a slice of life. You care for every character. You love them, you bleed for them. It's a masterclass in narrative fiction. It's a book that not only makes me want to be a better writer, but a better person as well - Sarah Winman, Good Housekeeping

Stunningly beautiful... Full of magnificent people... They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever - Washington Post

Song of Solomon…profoundly changed my life - Guardian

A rhapsodic work... Intricate and inventive - New Yorker

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