Jazz by Toni Morrison
Summary: A passionate novel set in New York City during the Jazz Age. Jazz is a novel dominated by love, grief, and offers a perceptive account of black urban life. During the winter of 1926, a middle-aged man named Joe shoots and kills his teenage mistress. Joe’s wife gets her revenge by attacking the dead teenager’s body at her funeral. Toni Morrison’s novel deals with the many facets of love, including the less idealised ones — love lost, forbidden love, infidelity, grief, and revenge. By presenting the point of view of several characters, the reader gets a glimpse of the metamorphic nature of love: how it evolves over time, and how it can die and be reborn.
You’ll like this book if…you like Toni Morrison’s lyrical writing style would like to be immersed in black New York City in the 1920s.
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