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Paradise

As the novel begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby assault the nearby Convent and the women in it.

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  • "As the novel begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby assault the nearby Convent and the women in it."@en
  • "As the novel begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby assault the nearby Convent and the women in it."
  • "A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."
  • "This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community."@en
  • ""Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed . . . The proof they had been collecting since the terrible discovery in the spring could not be denied: the one thing that connected all these catastrophes was in the Convent. And in the Convent were those women." In ParadiseParadise weaves a powerful mystery."@en
  • ""Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed . . . The proof they had been collecting since the terrible discovery in the spring could not be denied: the one thing that connected all these catastrophes was in the Convent. And in the Convent were those women." In Paradise--her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature--Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out There . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Richly imagined and elegantly composed, Paradise weaves a powerful mystery."@en
  • "Following the lives of 4 young women, this novel tells the story of a war (cultural, racial, religious) between two communities, each claiming a patent on the truth, each convinced it is defending Paradise."
  • "Tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void"Out There"where Random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose A powerful mystery- Many things went wrong and all connected catastrophes in the."
  • "As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void Out there . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose."
  • "Ruby, Oklahoma, was settled by nine African-American clans during the 1940s, but now the four women who occupy the Convent, an abandoned mansion not far from town, are the scapegoats for the ancestral feuds and financial and political troubles of the town."@en
  • "Deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. Tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "out there...where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose.'"@en
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  • ""In 1950, a core group of nine old families leaves the increasingly corrupted African American community of Haven, Oklahoma, to found in that same state a new, purer community they call Ruby. But in the early 1970s, the outside world begins to intrude on Ruby's isolation, forcing a tragic confrontation. It's about this time, too, that the first of five damaged women finds solace in a decrepit former convent near Ruby....The individual stories of both the women and the townspeople reveal Morrison at her best." Publ Wkly."@en
  • "A group of black women in Oklahoma flee abuse at the hands of their men, moving into a former convent where they form a support group, an initiative which arouses the ire of the town's men. A look at a black community, with its tensions of tradition versus modernity, patriarchy versus matriarchy and fidelity versus promiscuity."
  • "Four young women living in a convent near Ruby, Oklahoma, are viciously attacked in 1976 after residents become convinced the women are the source of the problems that have been sweeping the exclusively African-American community."@en

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  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Littérature américaine"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
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