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  • Published: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099455493
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $26.99
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Love




Compelling, sensual, elegiac, shocking - a major new work by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, about desire, sex, lust, obsession, yearning, and ultimately about love.

May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida - even L; all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is both the void in, and the centre of, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces - a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial.

This audacious vision of the nature of love - its appetite, its sublime possession, its dread - is rich in characters and striking scenes, and in its profound understanding of how alive the past can be.

Love is a major addition to the canon of one of the world's literary masters.


  • Pub date: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099455493
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama. Toni Morrison died on 5 August 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.

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Praise for Love

“Breathtaking”

Daily Mail

“Love is a brilliant book...Into a short narrative she [Toni Morrison] packs mystery, suspense and a multi-stranded tale told with extraordinary deftness”

Financial Times


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