Tar Baby

Tar Baby

by Toni Morrison
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Overview

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307388155
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/24/2007
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 471,102
File size: 534 KB

About the Author

Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.

Hometown:

Princeton, New Jersey, and Manhattan

Date of Birth:

February 18, 1931

Place of Birth:

Lorain, Ohio

Education:

Howard University, B.A. in English, 1953; Cornell, M.A., 1955

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Tar Baby 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Toni Morrison novel, Tar Baby took my breath away. Her poetic and powerful writing gave me chills and touched me very personally. You can feel and see the words, not just read them. I will definately read more of her works in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The simplicity of the story lies in Toni's great talent in which she can spin a tale. There's nothing to it. It's pure Toni...the ending is quite shocking, but true to the author's favor. It gives depth to the ordinary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading Tar Baby was like having a pot of soup on the oven and letting it slowly simmer to perfection. I love the subtle language of Morrison, the characters interaction with each other, the way Morrison uses Valerian almost as the overseer over all the madness. This book is a good study in the relationship between blacks and whites, and the climax at the dinner table is a classic. Read this book!!
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Where are you? Your sister, Fauna, sent me after you
Guest More than 1 year ago
Morrison draws us into the lives of her characters and has the reader wanting to know what is going to happen to them next. Her characters are not exceptional people with exceptional lives. We get to peak in on their lives for only a short period. However, it is a time that proves to be disruptive to the order of things in all their lives. The book illustrates how fragile and tentative are our own life stories. A single incident can quickly change the order of our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suddenly falls into tartarus and make plants flow to her to give her oxygen