Dedicated To The "Sixty Million And More" Who Died In The Atlantic Slave Trade
By Toni Morrison
First printing of Morrison's masterpiece, based on the true story of Margaret Garner, a fugitive slave who killed her daughter upon capture in order to prevent her from experiencing the horrors of slavery.
"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
A moving and haunting portrait, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and the central work in Morrison's oeuvre.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. 9.25'' x 6.5''. Original white cloth, gravestone angel silver-stamped on front board, silver-lettered spine, clipped original white dust jacket printed in red and green designed by R.D. Scudellari, photographic portrait of Morrison on back panel. Fore edge machine deckle. , 276,  pages. Only a light bump to top corner.
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