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New York : Plume Putnam Inc., [1999], c1997.
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319 pages ; 21 cm.
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IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 17
FICTION Morrison

In prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem, Toni Morrison challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and a far-off past that is ever present. They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage.“A fascinating story, wonderfully detailed. . . . The town is the stage for a profound and provocative debate.” —Los Angeles Times

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APA Citation (style guide)

Morrison, T. (19991997). Paradise. New York: Plume Putnam Inc.

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Morrison, Toni. 19991997. Paradise. New York: Plume Putnam Inc.

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Morrison, Toni, Paradise. New York: Plume Putnam Inc, 19991997.

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Morrison, Toni. Paradise. New York: Plume Putnam Inc, 19991997. Print.

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