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Beloved

AuthorToni Morrison

NarratorToni Morrison

Duration12h 3m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Historical Novels

PublisherBooks On Tape

VersionUnabridged

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Recently named the Best Work of American Fiction in the last 25 years by the New York Times Book Review. First published in 1987, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, BELOVED has become a modern classic, read and re-read by people of all ages and races. Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

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