Song of Solomon

4.4/5

This is the story of Macon ‘Milkman’ Dead, heir to the richest black family in a midwestern town, as he makes a voyage of rediscovery, travelling southwards geographically and inwards spirituality. Through the enlightenment of one man the novel recapitulates the history of slavery and liberation.

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon