Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Mercy


A novel by Toni Morrison.


Quickie Recap: A slave woman casts off her daughter in order to save her, but this little girl spends the rest of her existence searching for a person who can love her.


Quickie Review: Mention the name Morrison and little else needs to be said. Of course it's an intense and tragic read worth every page. But it's not just about slavery. It's about the backdrop of intolerance, class and religious, that breeds the kind of culture where slavery seems justified, sometimes even to the enslaved themselves.


Quickie Recommendation: Disturbing and devastating, it's a definite yes.

2 comments:

Lorna said...

how did I miss these last two posts? It must be because I'm so shallow that when I saw the pic of Alice Munro, I thought, "Nice haircut"

Lit and Life said...

I quoted your review on my blog--love how you wrapped it up so succinctly!

Lisa