Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 318,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket.
The setting is the all-black town of Ruby, Oklahoma, population 360, which was founded by freed slaves. The crime is a brutal attack by nine men on a convent and the women who inhabit it. Morrison weaves the history of the town together with the lives of its present generations which have abandonned the town's founding principles.
The last part of Morrison's trilogy on African-American history after Beloved and Jazz.