This is the story of Macon 'Milkman' Dead, heir to the richest black family in a midwestern town, as he makes a voyage of rediscovery, travelling southwards geographically and inwards spirituality.
Through the enlightenment of one man the novel recapitulates the history of slavery and liberation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 362 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 21/09/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781857152166