Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved, Toni Morrison is one of the finest novelists of our times.
An unforgettable and transformative novel that explores race and gender with scorching insight from the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved.
Into a white millionaire's Caribbean mansion comes Jadine, a sophisticated graduate of the Sorbonne, art historian - a black American now living in Paris and Rome. Then there's Son, a criminal on the run, uneducated, violent, contemptuous - a young American black of extreme beauty from small-town Florida. As Morrison follows their affair, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.
Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
'Toni Morrison was a quintessential, unabashedly American writer. Like her fellow giant, Walt Whitman, her work was, above all, audacious. She seized the landscape with a flourish and wove it, unwove it and put it back together' Bonnie Greer, Guardian
Praise for Tar Baby
Wonderful... A triumphNew York 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
Deeply perceptive...Returns risk and mischief to the contemporary American novelNew York Times Book Review
Toni Morrison's writing is a train that knows where it's going, fierce and fast-moving in narrative, lyrically showy in descriptionSunday Times
Toni Morrison has made herself into the D. H. Lawrence of the black psyche, transforming individuals into forces, idiosyncrasy into inevitabilityNew York Times
It takes one to the sheer edge of human relationshipsVogue
Arresting images, fierce intelligence, poetic language...One becomes entranced by Toni Morrison' s storyWashington Post
Mercurial imagination and brilliantly elegant prose-She has the ability to shock and entrance, episode by episode, which is the hallmark of a genuine writerGuardian
That rare commodity, a truly public novel... Morrison' s genius lies in her uncanny ability to immerse you totally in the world she createsNewsweek
Wise, beautiful, astonishing, absolutely breathtakingSt Louis Globe-Democrat
Wrenchingly good. A terrific bookPhiladelphia Inquirer
Hypnotic, stunningly aliveSan Diego Union-Tribune
Powerful... A stunning performance... Morrison is one of the most exciting living American writersKansas City Star