By Toni Morrison
BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING writer OF BELOVED
Song of Solomon starts off in Thirties the USA with Macon useless Jr, the son of a filthy rich black home owner, who has been pointed out to revere the white global. Macon learns in regards to the tyranny of white society from his good friend Guitar, although he's extra excited about escaping the familial tyranny of his personal father. So whereas Guitar joins a terrorist team of terrible blacks, Macon is going domestic to the South, lured by means of stories of buried family members treasure. yet his odyssey again domestic and a dangerous disagreement with Guitar ends up in the invention of whatever infinitely extra priceless than gold: his previous and the origins of his precise self.
Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for success in American fiction
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