WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
'NOT SINCE HER FELLOW NOBEL LAUREATE WILLIAM FAULKNER HAS A WRITER POPULATED A FEW ACRES WITH SO MUCH RICHNESS AND DESOLATION.' - Observer
TONI MORRISON'S LATEST LITERARY TRUIMPH....
PARADISE is structured around eight chapters, each bearing a woman's name. Each adding a different point of view to the narrative. It's set in RUBY, a fictitious black town founded by proud, racially pure men who emerged from the fight against slavery only to find there was yet another hierarchy - this time based on gradations of skin colour - to keep them down. Yet the myth of Ruby's own racial genealogy. Its piety and self-righteousness is fragile. And the women who skirt the town's boundaries, preferring to take refuge in their own company, threaten to blow it apart.' - FIONA MORROW, Time Out
'In challenging complacencies and opening up new spacces in American narrative fiction, (Morrison) has no peer.' - MAYA JAGGI, Independent
'A breathtaking new masterpiece by this much loved author....Exploring the cultural, religious and racial clashes that exist in American society. This is a wonderfully absorbing story.' - KATE FIGES, Elle
'Morrison's themes - race, faith, love, sex - may be universal. But her best writing stems from the particular. Making this a novel that is at once deeply serious and unexpectedly beautiful.' - MELISSA DENES, Harper & Queen
'PARADISE is the strangest and most original book that Morrison has written...It symbolically explodes one of the myths of race. And it is Morrison at her novelistic best.' - LOUIS MENAND, New Yorker
'PARADISE is superbly well made, effortless in its range but tightly focused and powerfully real. Wearing its mission lightly.' - JAN DALLEY, New Statesman'
- Debolina Raja Gupta