Evocative and kaleidoscopic, Song of Solomon is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age tale.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR MARLON JAMES.
Paperback, 448 pages
Soon after a local eccentric leaps from a rooftop in a vain attempt at
flight, Macon 'Milkman' Dead III is born. Brought up by his well-off
black family to revere the white world around him, Milkman strives to
make sense of his conflicting identities. Always seeking flight in some
way, he leaves his Michigan home for the South, retracing the steps of
his forebears in search of his own buried heritage and is introduced to
an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins; the
inhabitants of a fully realised black world.