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A Mercy

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In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, ... Show synopsis

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  • A Mercy (Vintage) – Mass-market paperback (2009)
    by Toni Morrison

    A Mercy

    Mass-market paperback, Vintage
    2009
    176 pages

    ISBN: 0099502542
    ISBN-13: 9780099502548

    BY THE AUTHOR OF BELOVED. On the day that Jacob agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment of a debt from a plantation owner, little Florens' life changes. With her intelligence and passion for wearing the cast-off shoes of her mistress Florens has never blended into the background and now at the age of eight she is taken from her family to begin a new life. She ends up part of Jacob's household, along with his wife Rebekka, Lina their Native American servant and the enigmatic Sorrow, who was rescued from a shipwreck. ... Show more

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Reviews of A Mercy

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underacomfort

Toni Morrison - Under-rated

by underacomfort on Jan 26, 2012

A Mercy is not given enough attention. An important book and important part of Morrison's body of work. More

Maggie1

a one day read

by Maggie1 on Dec 29, 2009

If you love Morrison, you know it usually takes a while to get through her complex books, but A Mercy is short enough- and simple enough- for an adult with a few hours of free time to read in one day. Morrison captures different characters by using different points of view skillfully and beautifully ... More

bev47
by bev47 on Jan 30, 2009

Excellent Book- Very thought provoking yet easy to follow the different storylines. I LOVED the way to weaves in the significance of the title- You really feel the act as truly, A MERCY- More

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