Omtale (fra amazon.co.uk):
In an effort to hide his southern, working class roots, Macon Dead, an upper-class northern black businessman, tries to insulate his family from the danger and despair of the rank and file blacks with whom he shares the neighbourhood. The plan leads his son, "Milkman"--a named he earned after his mother nursed him well past the proper age--onto a path exactly opposite the one his father had hoped. Milkman is driven into the arms of a violent, lower-class woman, into a clandestine circle of blacks who repay white violence in kind and into an awareness that he can fulfil his own potential by understanding the mistakes of his ancestors as they relate to his own.Og så tror jeg ikke helt at jeg klarer å la være å nevne en av mine andre favoritter på S heller... :) Siderhusreglene av John Irving! Jeg har egentlig veldig sansen for John Irving, selv om det er en stund siden jeg har lest noe av ham. Siderhusreglene er en av mine favoritter, og filmen er også veldig fin.
Song of Soloman is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930's to the 1960's in America. At its centre is 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 to escape the tyranny of his father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. His journey leads to the discovery of something more valuable than gold, his past. Yet the truth about his origins and his true self is not fully revealed to Macon until he and Guitar meet once again in powerful, and deadly confrontation.
Omtale (fra bokkilden.no):
I St. Cloud's i delstaten Maine driver dr. Wilbur Larch et hjem for foreldreløse barn og tar imot vordende mødre som får velge mellom abort og barnefødsel. Barnehjemsbarnet Homer blir opplært i gynekologiens edle kunst, men kommer i tvil om hva som er rett og galt når det gjelder abort.
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