Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric
hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest
of his life he, too, will be trying to fly.
With this brilliantly
imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as
audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As she follows
Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins,
Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars, and
assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. Download and start listening now!