A Mercy

Morrison, Toni

| 2008

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On the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment of a debt from a plantation owner, little Florens' life changes. With her intelligence and passion for wearing the cast-off shoes of her mistress, Florens has never blended into the background and now at the age of eight she is taken from her family to begin a new life. She ends up part of Jacob's household, along with his wife Rebekka, Lina their Native American servant and the strange and melancholy Sorrow who was rescued from a shipwreck. Together these women face the trials of their harsh environment as Jacob attempts to carve out a place for himself in the brutal landscape of the north of America in the seventeenth century.

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Liza Bolin

2012-07-03

Betyg

som historisk kärleksroman är den alldeles utomordentligt bra, men jag gillar inte riktigt historiska kärleksromaner. såhär tidig amerikansk historia har jag nog aldrig läst.

Pernilla Lindholm

2012-02-13

Betyg

Nästa Morrison-bok får nog bli på svenska, jag hade ibland svårt att hänga med i hennes något röriga berättelse. Ingen optimal tunnelbaneläsning. Trots detta tyckte jag om romanen väldigt mycket när jag väl var med på noterna.