The Resource A mercy, Toni Morrison

A mercy, Toni Morrison

Label
A mercy
Title
A mercy
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh," he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Rejected by her mother, Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, and later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives. A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter-a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Summary
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith, in a novel set in late seventeenth-century America
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Awards note
Nobel Prize in Literature, 1993.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
267911
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
M47 2008
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Times best sellers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American girls
  • Interracial adoption
  • Racism
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Grief
  • Farm life
  • Slavery
  • African American girls
  • Interracial adoption
  • Racism
Target audience
adult
Label
A mercy, Toni Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn212855125
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780676978308
Lccn
2008021067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780307264237
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)212855125
Label
A mercy, Toni Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn212855125
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780676978308
Lccn
2008021067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780307264237
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)212855125

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