The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe´s baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother´s hands, and who will return to claim retribution.
Nominated as one of America´s best-loved novels by PBS´s The Great American Read 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 towering achievement.
The classic novel dealing with family and slavery in America, which won the Pulitzer Prize and was voted best work of American fiction of the last 25 years by the ´´New York Times´´ in 2006. ´A magnificent achievement´ A.S. Byatt, ´´Guardian´´