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Love - Toni Morrison

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May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida - even L - all are women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for a father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet Cosey himself is at the mercy of a troubled past and a spellbinding woman, 'a sporting woman', named Celestial. This audacious vision from a master storyteller of the nature of love - its appetite, its sublime possession, and its dread - is rich in characters and dramatic events, and in its profound understanding of how alive the past can be. Sensual, elegiac and unforgettable, Love reflects the different facets of love, shifting from desire and lust and ultimately comes full circle to that indelible, overwhelming first love that marks us forever.

"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 "Love is a brilliant book... Into a short narrative she packs mystery, suspense and a multi-stranded tale told with extraordinary deftness" Financial Times "This is a novel that demands to be read at least twice, for it is so rich and satisfying that it sweeps you into a subtle world that you need time to take in... Quite breathtaking" Daily Mail "Love's power lies in the luminosity and energy of its poetic images" Observer "Love is her best work yet, a slender but mesmerising tale" 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: 9780099455493
ISBN-10: 0099455498
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 5th August 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1