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A Mercy

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 9781407016597
Genre : Fiction
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BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED On the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader, agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment for a debt from a plantation owner, little Florens's life changes irrevocably. With her keen intelligence and passion for wearing the cast-off shoes of her mistress, Florens has never blurred into the background and now at the age of eight she is uprooted from her family to begin a new life with a new master. She ends up part of Jacob's household, along with his wife Rebekka, Lina their Native American servant, and the enigmatic Sorrow who was rescued from a shipwreck. Together these women face the trials of their harsh environment as Jacob attempts to carve out a place for himself in the brutally unforgiving landscape of North America in the seventeenth century. Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

A Mercy

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 9780307373076
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful tragedy distilled into a small masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader in 1680s United States, when the slave trade is still in its infancy. Reluctantly he takes a small slave girl in part payment from a plantation owner for a bad debt. Feeling rejected by her slave mother, 14-year-old Florens can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives . . . At the novel's 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.

A Mercy

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 9780739326305
Genre : Fiction
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Toni Morrison S A Mercy

Author : Shirley A. Stave
ISBN : 9781443833196
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Toni Morrison’s ninth novel, A Mercy, has been received with much acclaim by both the critical and lay reading public. Hailed as her best novel after the award-winning Beloved, most critics to date have concentrated on its setting in the late seventeenth century, a time in which, according to the author herself, slavery was “pre-racial,” a time before the “Terrible Transformation” irrevocably linked slavery to skin-color or “race.” Though a slender, easy to read novel, A Mercy is in fact a richly-layered text, full of multiple meanings and possibilities, a work of art that has only just begun to be “mined” for its critical import. The present volume is the first to deal with these possibilities, presenting a variety of critical approaches that include narrative theory, the eco-critical, the geographical, the allegorical, the Miltonian, the feminist, the metaphorical, and the Lacanian. As such, not only is it conceived to enrich the work of Morrison scholars and students, but also to illuminate the use of critical theory in elucidating a complex literary text. A Mercy clamors for close reading and thoughtful interrogation and promises to reward the perceptive reader.

Toni Morrison

Author : Lucille P. Fultz
ISBN : 9781441119681
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Cutting-edge scholarly guide to Toni Morrison's most recent work with emphasis on Morrison's examination of African-American progress and leadership at key moments in American history.

Toni Morrison S Representation Of Native Americans In A Mercy Beloved And Paradise

Author : Alyssa A. Hunziker
ISBN : OCLC:908645637
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My second chapter explores the way Morrison continues to represent Native presence in Paradise. I suggest that as a historical novel reflecting on all-black Oklahoma towns built post-reconstruction, which were admittedly built in Indian Territory, the text relies on a contemporary Native American presence. Because many late-nineteenth century advertisements for all-black towns advertised Indian Territory as an edenic, black paradise the title of the novel reveals the complicated racial make-up of Ruby and suggests the possible presence of Black Indians (which explains the reversed one-drop rule Ruby upholds), as well as Native residents of the Convent. More importantly, the novel's publication date occurs in a tumultuous time for the two communities as Black Indians were often thought of as evidence of a lost Indian bloodline. As such, Ruby's reverse one-drop rule also serves as a critique of the conflict occurring between Native Americans and Black Indians in the mid to late 1990s. Ultimately, my project identifies Native presence, not just through the lens of actual characters, but through Morrison's employment of corn and Native land as a signifier of the parts of Native American culture that are often overshadowed by the looming divide between blacks and whites. The project attempts to uncover the historical intersections of the African American and Native American communities that exist throughout Morrison's work in order to demonstrate the ways in which she addresses trans-communal issues.

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Acts Of Mercy

Author : Mariah Stewart
ISBN : 0345515102
Genre : Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards. Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the keen skills of a profiler to his new position as a Mercy Street Foundation operative–and not a moment too soon. His first assignment, the cold-case murder of a local soup kitchen volunteer, has all the telltale signs of a serial killer’s work. That grim suspicion is confirmed when FBI agent Fiona Summers shares the details of two other killings with eerie similarities to Sam’s case: The bodies in all three cases have been carefully posed. And when a fourth victim is discovered, the two investigators realize they’re pursuing the same twisted quarry. Local parish priest Kevin Burch, Mercy Street founder Robert Magellan’s cousin, recognizes the posings for what they are: The killer is staging the church’ s seven Acts of Mercy (“Feed the hungry, clothe the naked . . .”) with the bodies of his victims. But as Sam and Fiona race to prevent the final three murders, taunting messages from their target lead to the most chilling realization of all. From the Paperback edition.

Mercy

Author : Rebecca Lim
ISBN : 9781423152491
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mercy is an exile from heaven with shattered memories of who she used to be. She's doomed to "wake" repeatedly on earth in a new body, each time assuming a new life. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct and at night her dreams are haunted by her lost love, who pleads with her to find him. But this time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old reeling from the loss of his twin sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped two years ago. Only Mercy and Ryan believe his sister is still alive.

A Mercy

Author : Kanat ADAM
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A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize—winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were planted and took root. Jacob 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, "with the hands of a slave and the feet of a Portuguese lady." Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from a handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved. There are other voices: Lina, whose tribe was decimated by smallpox; their...

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