Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of PARADISE. Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the counter culture and the politics of the late 1970s, deftly manipulating past, present and ...Read MoreFour young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of PARADISE. Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the counter culture and the politics of the late 1970s, deftly manipulating past, present and future, this novel of mysterious motives reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with astonishing clarity. The drama of its people - from the four young women and their elderly protector, to conservative businessmen, rednecks, a Civil Rights minister and veterans of three wars - richly evokes clashes that have bedevilled American society: between race and racelessness; patriarchy and matriarchy; religion and magic; freedom and belonging; promiscuity and fidelity. Magnificent in its scope, PARADISE is a revelation in the intensity of its potrayal of human complexity and in the sheer force of its narrative.Read Less
Plume, NY, 1999. FINE, Softcover, 5.25" x 8", 318pppgs. Trade paperback, clean crisp and tight condition. First Plume Printing April 1999 stated, with "1" number line. Toni Morrison's first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize For Literature. ISBN: 0452280397. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Audience: Collector's Solid Bound Cloth W/ Jacket & price uncut @ $25.00= Both are Mint conditions+ Second Printing Before Publication stated on Verso=318 pgs Clean & unmarked= Deckled+ Not a Libray Copy+ No Owners or Inscriptions or Names or Bookplates= A mint copy for the collectors===Thanks...Mel
Very good in fine dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1997. 1st Edition, 3rd Printing, VG+/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 318pgs. Small ink owner name, address on front endpaper, o.w. clean, bright and tight. Price unclipped. DJ not chipped, torn, etc. Rest of book in Fine condition. ISBN 067697113X 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 318 p. Audience: General/trade. Mylar covered Dj, no marks, like new, possibly read once, stated first edition, collectible copy
Fine in fine dust jacket. First Edition. Fine hardcover in Fine dustwrapper (as new). A magic realist tale of history, mystery, witchcraft, and horror by a Nobel Prize winner. This completes her trilogy that began with BELOVED and JAZZ.
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