The powerful new novel from Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, that excavates the pain of a soldier's homecoming in 1950s America
It begins with a letter from a woman Frank has never met. A pleading letter. A letter that closed his throat.
‘Come fast. She be dead if you tarry.’
And that is it all it takes.
“Bursting with poetic language and horrific events this is a penetrating insight to the African-American experience”
“It is a powerful set-up, building suspense and a mounting sense of anxiety”
Sarah Churchwell, Guardian
“Toni Morrison’s mesmerising prose manages to be both elegiac and visceral at the same time”
Mail on Sunday