Author(s): Toni Morrison
Song of Soloman is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930's to the 1960's in America. At its centre is Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world.
Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned to escape the tyranny of his father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. His journey leads to the discovery of something more valuable than gold, his past. Yet the truth about his origins and his true self is not fully revealed to Macon until he and Guitar meet once again in powerful, and deadly confrontation.
WINNER OF THE 1993 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.
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
"A rhapsodic work... Intricate and inventive" New Yorker
"Stunningly beautiful... Full of magnificent people... They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever" -- Anne Tyler Washington Post
"A complex, wonderfully alive and imaginative story...glittering" Daily Telegraph
"Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon grips as a novel of extraordinary truth, wisdom and humour" -- Auberon Waugh Evening Standard
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.