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[SR: 129197], Paperback, [EAN: 9780099768210], Vintage, Vintage, Book, [PU: Vintage], 1999-03-25, Vintage, Brand New!! Re-check ISBN before Purchase, "They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time. No need to hurry out here. They are 17 miles from a town which has 90 miles between it and any other. Hiding places will be plentiful in the Convent, but there is time and the day has just begun." So begins Paradise, Toni Morrison's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993. As one would expect from the author of such brilliantly imagined novels as Song of Solomon, Beloved and Jazz, Morrison's Paradise is ambitious, political, deeply spiritual and peopled with characters as complex as they are unforgettable. Time is fluid in the universe of this particular novel; though set in 1976, Morrison travels easily between eras, taking the reader back in time to the founding of Ruby, an all-black township in Oklahoma, at the end of World War II, then further back to the establishment of its predecessor, Haven, which parallels the story of Exodus: a band of former slaves wanders the Oklahoma territory in search of a homeland. Overlying the strong sense of character and place that imbues each page is a touch of the supernatural--ghost children skitter through the halls of an abandoned Catholic girl's school and "unseen friends" visit lonely women by night. Even as Morrison deftly limns the history of the town and its inhabitants, she lays the foundation for the conflict brewing in the present-day story: A new minister has come to town, bringing with him a whiff of the politics that engulfed that era--civil rights, student uprisings, rioting in the streets--activities which speak to the restlessness of the town's youth. Meanwhile, 17 miles away at the former girls' school nicknamed "the Convent," a small group of unconventional women have moved in. Their stories, told in individual chapters bearing their names, are also stories of exile, exodus and eventual homecoming. For the men of Ruby, however, these women represent everything that is dangerous about the outside world and as the sanctity of Ruby's traditions begin to crumble, nine men go on a deadly hunt. As always, Morrison is not afraid to explore the relations between the races or the genders and she is particularly adept at creating characters who, though frequently not likable, are always sympathetic. Paradise is a book you'll want to read more than once and each time you'll find something new to haunt and amaze you. -- Amazon.com, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVEDFour young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of Paradise. Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the counter-culture and politics of the late 1970s, deftly manipulating past, present and future, this novel reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with astonishing clarity. Starkly evoking the clashes that have bedevilled the American century: between race and racelessness; religion and magic; promiscuity and fidelity; individuality and belonging.Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction The theme of this novel is the anatomy of an internecine war, cultural, religious and racial. It is waged between a community of nuns and the strays and misfits who arrive at their convent for safe haven, and those who dwell in the surrounding black township in Oklahoma. Buch (fremdspr.) Taschenbuch 01.04.1999 Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher>Romane & Erzählungen, Random House UK, .199

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Paperback edition of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel. At its heart, )Paradise( is the story of a brutal attack on four young women in a convent in the mid-1970s. But it is a tale that also examines race, religion, freedom and promiscuity. ")Paradise( is her most satisfying and most disturbing book to date, a smallish work of enormous philosophical dimensions, a meditation on the making and unmaking of communities" )Scotland On Sunday(.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780099768210
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0099768216
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Random House UK Ltd
318 Pages
Weight: 0,229 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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