A Mercy: Book by Toni Morrison

A Mercy

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ISBN: 9780099502548    Publisher: Vintage Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 176        Language: English
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...Read more
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. Together these women face the trials of their harsh environment as Jacob attempts to carve out a place for himself in the brutal landscape of the north of America in the seventeenth century.
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About the author: Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major... Read more
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and, most recently, Home. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.
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Review:
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 her" Guardian "Ms. Morrison's versatility and...Read more
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 her" Guardian "Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds" -- Margaret Atwood New York Times "So enthralling that you'll want to read it more than once" Sunday Times "Left me trembling at the sheer brilliance of its storytelling and the unassailable dignity of its purpose" Evening Standard "An enduring, evocative read which carefully weaves fragmented, personal experiences into a layered, ambivalent narrative about slavery and the price of freedom" Irish Times
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