A Mercy

Author(s): Toni Morrison

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On the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment of a debt from a plantation owner, little Florens' life changes. With her intelligence and passion for wearing the cast-off shoes of her mistress, Florens has never blended into the background and now at the age of eight she is taken from her family to begin a new life. She ends up part of Jacob's household, along with his wife Rebekka, Lina their Native American servant and the strange and melancholy Sorrow who was rescued from a shipwreck. Together these women face the trials of their harsh environment as Jacob attempts to carve out a place for himself in the brutal landscape of the north of America in the seventeenth century.

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The long-awaited new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780099502548
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : April 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 813.54
  • : Toni Morrison
  • : 176
  • : 176
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback