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Below the surface of slavery

Morrison's novel plumbs wounds in early America

Pulitzer-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Pulitzer-winning novelist Toni Morrison.
By Renee Graham
November 9, 2008

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A MERCY By Toni Morrison Knopf, 169 pp., $23.95 "Don't be afraid," a narrator intones, and those opening words of Toni Morrison's ninth novel seem to offer comfort and a salve for the myriad wounds that lie ahead on these pages as well as this nation's weary soul. Set in a 17th-century America that has yet to declare its name, ... (Full article: 854 words)

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