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With 'A Mercy', A 'Beloved' Author Returns

Nov 24, 2008 (Fresh Air from WHYY)

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Set in 17th century America, Toni Morrison's new novel A Mercy is the story of a slave girl whose mother gives her away to a stranger in a desperate attempt to secure her a better future. Maureen Corrigan hails the book as a prequel (of sorts) to Morrison's earlier novel Beloved.

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