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Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
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Pulitzer Prize Winner (1988)
"[Beloved] has left the realm of fiction and become a force of nature" Guardian "A magnificent achievement...an American masterpiece" -- A.S. Byatt Guardian "A triumph" -- Margaret Atwood New York Times Book Review "She melds horror and beauty in a story that will disturb the mind forever" Sunday Times "Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature" New York Review of Books
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for 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.