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Beloved

by Morrison, Toni.

Format: Book on CD 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 4 copies
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB Morrison
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
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Plum Community Library Adult Audio IN TRANSIT
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Summary
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding audio transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope,Belovedis a towering achievement.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Morrison's latest work cinched her reputation as a foremost contemporary American novelist. A staggering depiction of hauntedness set in Ohio after the Civil War, Beloved concerns a woman who flees slavery and, facing recapture, kills her little girl. Morrison's vision of black life, particularly the impact of the past on the present, is mythical in the telling."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in post-Civil War Ohio, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel concerns a runaway slave and her daughter, whose lives are disrupted by a former slave, a spirit and a woman named Beloved. According to PW, this ``brilliantly conceived story . . . should not be missed.'' (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects African American women -- Fiction.
Women slaves -- Fiction.
Infanticide -- Fiction.
Ohio -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio,1998
Edition Unabridged.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739342275
0739342274
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