Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison audiobook

Song of Solomon

By Toni Morrison
Read by Toni Morrison

Random House Audio
2.96 Hours Abridged
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    ISBN: 9780307704351

New York Times Bestseller Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. BelovedSong of Solomon, The Bluest EyeSula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 10 Classics That Never Grow Old

New York Times Bestseller

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.


"You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. BelovedSong of Solomon, The Bluest EyeSula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A marvelous novel, the most moving I have read in ten years of reviewing. Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Morrison dazzles. . . . She creates a black community strangely unto itself yet never out of touch with the white world. . . . With an ear as sharp as glass she has listened to the music of black talk and uses it as a palette knife to create black lives and to provide some of the best fictional dialogue around today. The Nation
“Morrison is a terrific storyteller. . . . Her writing evokes the joyful richness of life. Newsday
“Toni Morrison has created a fanciful world here. . . . She has an impeccable sense of emotional detail. She’s the most sensible lyrical writer around today. The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A fine novel exuberantly constructed. . . . So rich in its use of common speech, so sophisticated in its use of literary traditions and language from the Bible to Faulkner . . . it is also extremely funny. The Hudson Review
“Morrison moves easily in and out of the lives and thoughts of her characters, luxuriating in the diversity of circumstances and personality, and revelling in the sound of their voices and of her own, which echoes and elaborates theirs. The New Yorker
“Toni Morrison is an extraordinarily good writer. Two pages into anything she writes one feels the power of her language and the emotional authority behind that language. . . . One closes the book warmed through by the richness of its sympathy, and by its breathtaking feel for the nature of sexual sorrow. The Village Voice
“Lovely. . . . A delight, full of lyrical variety and allusiveness. . . . [An] exceptionally diverse novel. The Atlantic Monthly
“It places Toni Morrison in the front rank of contemporary American writers. She has written a novel that will endure. The Washington Post
A rich, full novel. . . . It lifts us up [and] impresses itself upon us like a love affair. The New York Times Book Review
“A rhapsodic work…Intricate and inventive.” New Yorker
“Exuberant. . . . An artistic vision that encompasses both a private and national heritage.”
A rhapsodic work. . . . Intricate and inventive. The New Yorker
“If Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man went underground, Toni Morrison’s Milkman flies. John Leonard, The New York Times Book Review
“Stunningly beautiful. . . . Full of magnificent people. . . . They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever. Anne Tyler, The Washington Post
A rich, full novel…It lifts us up [and] impresses itself upon us like a love affair.” New York Times Book Review
“Stunningly beautiful…Full of magnificent people…They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Toni Morrison

Author Bio: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor. A multiaward–winning author, she wrote twelve novels, including Beloved, which was made into a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize for literature, an American Book Award, the Norman Mailer Prize, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Condorcet Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 2.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English