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A Mercy - Toni Morrison

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On the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, 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 strange and melancholy 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.

"Morrison is at the very height of her powers" Daily Mail "Powerful, elemental... The issues Morrison explores go to the root of what humanity is. They could not be more important" Guardian "Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds" -- Margaret Atwood "A beautiful and important book" The Times "Left me trembling at the sheer brilliance of its storytelling and the unassailable dignity of its purpose" Evening Standard

Toni Morrison

Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature. Studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and since 1989, a chair at Princeton University. She has also worked as an editor for Random House, a critic, and given numerous public lectures, specializing in African-American literature. She made her debut as a novelist in 1970, soon gaining the attention of both critics and a wider audience for her epic power, unerring ear for dialogue, and her poetically-charged and richly-expressive depictions of Black America. A member since 1981 of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has been awarded a number of literary distinctions, among them the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

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ISBN: 9780099502548
ISBN-10: 0099502542
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 4th June 2009
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.13