Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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It follows the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, an African-American male living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood. The main theme in the novel is Milkman's quest for identity as a black man in the 20th-century United States, as he slowly tries to piece together the history of his ancestors. He does this by taking a journey into his father and aunt's past, searching for origins.

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The 246th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 25th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - 52nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 70th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  4. - 79th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  5. - 93rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  6. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  7. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  8. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  9. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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