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Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
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Dec 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: african-american-fiction
Read in December, 2011

Toni Morrison really has a beautiful way with words. I believe this is the first novel she had published (I think, I think) and it is marvelous. She describes colors in metaphors much like Zora Hurston does and her characters are never flat or simple. I didn't give this book 5 stars because of two things - there are characters I absolutely despise (Jadine and Margaret) and you don't know what happens at the end (whether or not Son ever finds Jadine again!). Oh well! It is a beautifully written book about the differences between generations, and race, and locations (country/city, tropics/USA), and between choosing to be eternal children or owning up to adulthood and womanhood...
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