"Richly revelatory not only of human
nature but of the troubled history of black America."
--Brooke Allen, in the
N.Y. Times Book
Review's front cover
"Paradise is Morrison at her novelistic
best...It symbolically explodes one of the myths of
race...It is the strangest and most original book that she
--Louis Menand, The New Yorker
"Surpassing and transcendent."
--John Leonard, The Nation
"It will no doubt go onto the tier of her
most loved work."
"With her new novel" says TIME Magazine's cover story "the Nobel laureate shows that she's the Great
American Storyteller." "A tale of Faulknerian complexity and
power," the TIME
review by Paul Gray continues, "To
read it is to be pulled into a passionate, contentious and
sometimes violent world and to confront questions as old as
human civilization itself."