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The Resource A mercy, Toni Morrison

A mercy, Toni Morrison

Label
A mercy
Title
A mercy
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Mercy has these themes: the horrible sacrifice a mother makes to protect her child, the deadly vanity of benevolent slaveholders, the abandonment of a past too painful to remember. Set in the mist of America's creation, when independence and the three-fifths compromise of the Constitution were still a century away. The four abandoned women at the center of this novel -- one white, one Native American and two black -- are all enslaved in some way
Summary
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith, in a novel set in late seventeenth-century America
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
267911
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A mercy, Toni Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
273 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739326305
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • ocn212855381
  • OCoLC
Label
A mercy, Toni Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
273 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739326305
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
  • ocn212855381
  • OCoLC

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