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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding
novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as
intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and
escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.
She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where
so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by
the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is
engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and
suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a