Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved, Toni Morrison is one of the finest novelists of our times.
'Extravagantly beautiful... Enormously, achingly alive... A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter’ New York Times
As young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's secrets and dreams in the poor black mid-West of their childhood. Then Sula ran away to live her dreams and Nel got married.
Ten years later Sula returns and no one, least of all Nel, trusts her. Sula is a story of fear – the fear that traps us, justifying itself through perpetual myth and legend. Cast as a witch by the people who resent her strength, Sula is a woman of uncompromising power, a wayward force who challenges the smallness of a world that tries to hold her down.
‘What a force her thoughts have been and how grateful we must be that they were offered to us in this extremely challenging age’ Alice Walker, Guardian
BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED
Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
Praise for Sula
Stunning… Everything Morrison does is brilliant.Jill Dawson, Waitrose Weekend
Morrison explores the mythic power of femininity in a poor and isolated rural black community where women rule as mothers, warriors, witches and story-tellers... One of the most compelling writers at work todayThe Times
Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don’t seem to come close to explaining herGuardian
In characters like Sula, Toni Morrison's originality and power emergeThe Nation
Sula is one of the most beautifully written, sustained works of fiction I have read in some time... [Morrison] is a major talentChicago Tribune
Full of beauty, eccentricity, bustle, laughter, sensuality, generous affection… Toni Morrison’s work is strikingly individualTime Literary Supplement
Sula…profoundly changed my lifeMarlon James, Guardian
Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literatureNew York Review of Books
Exemplary... The essential mysteries of death and sex, friendship and poverty are expressed with rare economyNewsweek
Enchanting...PowerfulChicago Daily News
As mournful as a spiritual and as angry as a clenched fist...written in language so pure and resonant that it makes you achePlayboy
In the first ranks of our living novelistsSt Louis Post Dispatch
Toni Morrison's gifts are rare: the re-creation of the black experience in America with both artistry and authenticityLibrary Journal
Should be read and passed around by book-lovers everywhereLos Angeles Free Press