Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 24 lip 2007 - 320
"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed . . . The proof they had been collecting since the terrible discovery in the spring could not be denied: the one thing that connected all these catastrophes was in the Convent. And in the Convent were those women."
In Paradise--her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature--Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out There . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Richly imagined and elegantly composed, Paradise weaves a powerful mystery.
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My grandfather attended school for one day in order to tell the teacher he wouldn'
t be back because he had to work. His older sister, he said, would teach him to
read. It was one of those details that surface in family lore but it wasn't long before
The conflicts are gender-related and generational. They are struggles over
history—who will tell and thereby control the story of the past? Who will shape the
future? There are conflicts of value, of ethics. Of personal identity. What xvi
The table is fourteen feet long if an inch, and it's easy to tell that the women they
are hunting have been taken by surprise. At one end a full pitcher of milk stands
near four bowls of shredded wheat. At the other end vegetable chopping has ...
Yet here, not twenty miles away from a quiet, orderly community, there were
women like none he knew or ever heard tell of. In this place of all places. Unique
and isolated, his was a town justifiably pleased with itself. It neither had nor
When this was over they would tell Reverend Pulliam how right he was and
laugh in Reverend Misner's face. There were irreconcilable differences among
the congregations in town, but members from all of them merged solidly on the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRecenzja użytkownika - Frenzie - LibraryThing
Paradise opens with a scapegoat massacre. "They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time." Who that white girl is, is left for the reader to decide. I suppose the mystery is ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
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A difficult subject, or couple of subjects really, to write about in alcoholism and adultery, and especially to write in a way that is both realistic and sympathetic, and without resorting to "bad ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję