Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Mercy - Toni Morrison

A short read that may have been a prelude to a later book by the author, Beloved.  In this book, a young girl is given by her mother to a landowner in payment of a debt of the mother's slave owner.  Her life afterwards reverberates with that rejection though her mother, knowing that "there is no protection but there is a difference" made the better choice.  Prose almost like poetry in the writing.

Published:  2008   Read:  August 2013   Genre: Fiction

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