Paradise

Paradise

Book - 1997
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"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed."
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c1997
ISBN: 9780679433743
0679433740
Branch Call Number: FIC Morr
Characteristics: 318 p

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Sassafrass2000
Sep 07, 2016

***** Solid 5 stars from me. Toni Morrison is a genius fiction writer. Incredible story.

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dallavalle
May 13, 2016

A masterpiece.

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uncommonreader
Mar 29, 2013

This novel is set during the 1970s in an all black town in Oklahoma, originally founded by former slaves. Nearby is a "convent", a former school now inhabited by damaged women who have sought refuge and healing there. The outside world is infringing on these communities. The town is patriarchial, strict and colour-coded and the men, threatened by the nearby community of women, strike out violently against it. Morrison's ideas are interesting, but she did not succeed in pulling it off.

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