1993 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Toni Morrison brings us an absorbing story that juxtaposes traditional with modern values and race with racelessness. The powerful story opens with the brutal attack of four young women in a convent near an all-black town in mid '70s America. Each of singular provenance, they are together suggestive of the era: of the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the counter culture and generational conflict. At once a revolution and revelation, Paradise stands alone in its intense portrayal of human complexity and evocative prose.Toni Morrison
is the author of many books including The Bluest Eye
, Song of Solomon
(winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award), Tar Baby
(awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987). Morrison teaches at Princeton University.