Tar Baby (Paperback)

Author: Morrison, Toni

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Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby" is Toni Morrison's reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400033447
SKU 36331910
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400033446
Release Date 6/1/2004
Author Info
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison's childhood was informed by voracious reading and by the stories her father would tell his four children. Educated at Howard and Cornell universities, Morrison has worked as a professor (including at Princeton), lecturer, and editor, in addition to writing fiction and non-fiction. She was married in 1958 to Harold Morrison; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1964. Much later she would co-author children's books with her son Slade. ||Morrison's first book, THE BLUEST EYE was published in 1970, and her successes and accolades increased with each subsequent publication: her second book, SULA (1975), was a National Book Award nominee, while her fifth novel, BELOVED (1988), won the Pulitzer Prize. BELOVED was also adapted for a film starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 1993 Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Throughout her writings, Morrison wields the power of storytelling in resistance to the cultural silencing of marginalized black Americans. Her stories employ finely tuned dialog full of colloquially layered meanings that buoy the epic scope of her vision. Morrison's works have inspired devotion in readers, as well as receiving critical acclaim. For instance, Oprah chose THE BLUEST EYE for her book club in 2000. More than an author, Morrison is a public intellectual, highly respected for her wisdom, political convictions, and eloquence
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Annotation The household of Valerian and Margaret Street is disrupted when Son Green--the "tar baby" of the title--arrives at Christmas instead of their son Michael. The Streets' black servants, Sydney and Ondine Childs, are also affected by Son's visit: their niece Jadine falls in love with him, and his presence in the house forces Ondine's revelation of a long-held secret about the Street family. After the turmoil, when Jadine and Son try to fit into each other's very different lives, they find they must first of all come to terms with who they are, and how they fit into their families and society.
Editors Note Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.
Editors Note 2 The arrival of an ominous black stranger disturbs the precisely choreographed interactions among the five people living in a beautiful house on a Caribbean island--a millionaire candy manufacturer, his wife, and their servants--in a novel that explores the spectrum of emotions underlying the relationships between the races. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Vintage Books

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