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Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

Is who we are really only skin deep? In this searing, remonstrative book, Toni Morrison unravels race through the stories of those debased and dehumanised because of it. A young black girl longing for the blue eyes of white baby dolls spirals into inferiority and confusion. A friendship falls apart over a disputed memory. An ex-slave is haunted by a lonely, rebukeful ghost, bent on bringing their past home. Strange and unexpected, yet always stirring, Morrison’s writing on race sinks us deep into the heart and mind of our troubled humanity.

Includes selections from the books Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Beloved by Toni Morrison

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human
Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Sisters by Louisa May Alcott
Love by Jeanette Winterson
Babies by Anne Enright
Language by Xiaolu Guo

Reviews

Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don’t seem to come close to explaining her

Guardian

Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world’s most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human… They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784872779

    May 29, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    144 pages

    RRP $7.99

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  • EBook

    9781473548619

    June 8, 2017

    Vintage Digital

    144 pages

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