Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the counter-culture and politics of the late 1970s, deftly manipulating past, present and future, this novel reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with clarity.
Paperback edition of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel. At its heart, (Paradise)
is the story of a brutal attack on four young women in a convent in the
mid-1970s. But it is a tale that also examines race, religion, freedom
and promiscuity. "(Paradise) is her most satisfying and most disturbing
book to date, a smallish work of enormous philosophical dimensions, a meditation
on the making and unmaking of communities" (Scotland On Sunday).