Tar Baby

Tar Baby

Book - 2004
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A black model who has been educated in a white society loves a black man who is nearly her complete opposite, but at the same time she is afraid of him.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2004
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9781400033447
1400033446
Branch Call Number: MORRISON T
PS3563.O8749 T37 2004
Characteristics: xiii, 305 p. ; 21 cm

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RogerDeBlanck Jan 31, 2018

Following the mighty success of Song of Solomon in the late 1970s, Morrison spent five years working on her fourth novel, Tar Baby. With lukewarm receptions upon its publication in 1982, Tar Baby looks at clashes between and within races. Morrison also demonstrates her brilliant range as a novelist as she expands her vision of the black community beyond the rural, small-town settings of her previous three novels. She moves her setting to a remote island in the Caribbean and alternates the isolation of the lush jungle with a second setting in New York City. The story centers around Jadine, the niece of two black housekeepers, Ondine and Sydney, who cater to the every need of their white employers, Valerian and Margaret Street, who are retired millionaires of a candy factory fortune. A college graduate and aspiring model, Jadine comes to live with them in the Caribbean only to find herself falling for a mysterious gentleman simply named Son. He seemingly appears out of nowhere and challenges Jadine’s quest for self-authenticity. Tar Baby is an oftentimes overlooked novel in Morrison’s career, yet it generates as much passion, intrigue, and insight concerning issues of race and gender as any novel of its time.

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