Book #21945

Tar Baby - 1st Trade Edition/1st Printing

Toni Morrison
Tar Baby - 1st Trade Edition/1st Printing. Toni Morrison.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; [x], 305, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
ISBN: 0394423291

First Trade edition/first printing, preceded only by a private publication of Franklin Library, in seemingly unread, Fine condition, in sunned, else Fine dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on front paste down.

The story of a love affair between two Black Americans from very different worlds. Jadine is a black fashion model with a white patron. Son is a black fugitive who represents all she loathes and desires. Their story plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan to the deep South, examining the obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

Price: $49.00

Author Bio

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio) is an American author and a former professor at The State University of New York and Princeton University.

Her 1977 novel Song of Solomon was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, while Beloved, her 1987 novel, became an even greater success. It received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the American Book Award. It was made into the 1998 film starring Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey.

Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.