TONI MORRISON SONG OF SALOMON
A work of lasting beauty and power, Song of Solomon has been singled out by the critics as the
best novel of the black experience since Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.
Written in the spellbinding rhythms and vocabulary of black language, Toni Monison’s saga tells of the city negro Maeon Dead and the passionate, turbulent lives of his tenacious family and white-hating friend, Guitar. lVhen Macon
journeys to his ancestral home in the South, lured by tales of buried treasure, he discovers instead something far greater than gold – he discovers his past.
‘A complex, wonderfully alive and imaginative story . . , Miss Morrison has woven, aÍnong the gfitty realities of hardship and resentment, a glittering strand of fable’,,’
‘The story is ingeniously told, the characters well-drawn and the atmosphere irresistible . I could not put it down’
AUBERON WAUGH, EVENING STANDARD
Exuberant . . . A rich novel . . . An artistic vision that encompasses both a private and national
heritage . . . Any comparison with Roots must end with the superior quality of Morrison’s imagination and prose’