Tar Baby by Toni Morrison audiobook

Tar Baby

By Toni Morrison
Read by Desiree Coleman

Random House Audio 9780394423296
11.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

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Summary

Summary

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wise, beautiful, astonishing, absolutely breathtaking. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
“It takes one to the sheer edge of human relationships. Vogue
“Reminds us again that Toni Morrison is one of the finest writers in America today. Louisville Courier-Journal
“Tar Baby is stupendous. Morrison is a writer of amazing skill. Roanoke Times & World
“Its scope is grand and the interplay complex. But Morrison has the control of a skilled choreographer, with a careful eye pinned on pacing, suspense, grace, and frenzy. . . . She has an awesome lyric flair. The Charlotte Observer
“Powerful. . . . A stunning performance. . . . Morrison is one of the most exciting living American writers. Kansas City Star
“That rare commodity, a truly public novel. . . . Morrison’s genius lies in her uncanny ability to immerse you totally in the world she creates. Newsweek
“Toni Morrison has made herself into the D. H. Lawrence of the black psyche, transforming individuals into forces, idiosyncrasy into inevitability. New York
“Arresting images, fierce intelligence, poetic language . . . One becomes entranced by Toni Morrison’s story. The Washington Post
“Wrenchingly good. A terrific book. The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Hypnotic, stunningly alive. The San Diego Union-Tribune
Deeply perceptive. . . . Return[s] risk and mischief to the contemporary American novel. John Irving, The New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Toni Morrison

Author Bio: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor. A multiaward–winning author, she wrote twelve novels, including Beloved, which was made into a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize for literature, an American Book Award, the Norman Mailer Prize, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Condorcet Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English