BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVEDSong of Solomon begins in 1930s America with Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world.
Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned with escaping the familial tyranny of his own father.
So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure.
But his odyssey back home and a deadly confrontation with Guitar leads to the discovery of something infinitely more valuable than gold: his past and the origins of his true self. Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/05/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099768418