Tar Baby – Toni Morrison 1981 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Toni Morrison
  • Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1981
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, cloth foxed and slightly toned on the head, corners bumped, internally fine, previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-down. DS is rubbed on spine ends. VG in VG DJ.

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Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

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