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  • Published: 3 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099768418
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $28.99

Song Of Solomon




WINNER OF THE 1993 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.



'A complex, wonderfully alive and imaginative story...glittering' - Daily Telegraph

Song of Soloman is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930's to the 1960's in America. At its centre is Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world. Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned to escape the tyranny of his father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. His journey leads to the discovery of something more valuable than gold, his past. Yet the truth about his origins and his true self is not fully revealed to Macon until he and Guitar meet once again in powerful, and deadly confrontation.

  • Pub date: 3 July 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099768418
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $28.99

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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