"Morrison is at the very height of her powers" ( Daily Mail)
"Powerful, elemental... The issues Morrison explores go to the root of what humanity is. They could not be more important" ( Guardian)
"Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds" (Margaret Atwood)
"A beautiful and important book" ( The Times)
"Left me trembling at the sheer brilliance of its storytelling and the unassailable dignity of its purpose" ( Evening Standard)
BY THE AUTHOR OF BELOVED.
On the day that Jacob 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 enigmatic 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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Buchbeschreibung London Vintage Mai 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 180x111x15 mm. Neuware - BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED 176 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780099502548