Author(s): Toni Morrison
Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of this novel. A novel of mysterious motives, it reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with astonishing clarity.
Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2000 and Orange Prize for Fiction 1999 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2000 and Orange Prize 1999.