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From the internationally acclaimed Nobel laureate comes a richly conceived novel that illuminates the full spectrum of desire. May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida -- even L: all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is both the void in, and the centre of, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces -- a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial. This audacious vision of the nature of love -- its appetite, its sublime possession, its dread -- is rich in characters and striking scenes, and in its profound understanding of how alive the past can be. A major addition to the canon of one of the world's literary masters. This is coast country, humid and God fearing, where female recklessness runs too deep for short shorts or thongs or cameras. But then or now, decent underwear or none, wild women never could hide their innocence -- a kind of pitty-kitty hopefulness that their prince was on his way. Especially the tough ones with their box cutters and dirty language, or the glossy ones with two-seated cars and a pocketbook full of dope. Even the ones who wear scars like Presidential medals and stockings rolled at their ankles can't hide the sugar-child, the winsome baby girl curled up somewhere inside, between the ribs, say, or under the heart. -- fromLove
Publisher: New York : A. A. Knopf, 2003
ISBN: 9780676976182
Branch Call Number: MORR 21
Characteristics: 201 p


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morrisonist Oct 12, 2015

Settle down with me
Cover me up
Cuddle me in

Lie down with me
And hold me in your arms

And your heart's against my chest, your lips pressed in my neck
I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet
And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We're falling in love

Settle down with me
And I'll be your safety
You'll be my lady

I was made to keep your body warm
But I'm cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms

Oh no
My heart's against your chest, your lips pressed in my neck
I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet
And with this feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now

Sep 04, 2013

When I saw the cover of Love by Toni Morrison it quickly grabbed my attention because it was written in gold with a red background so I thought it would be a beautiful love story. I thought it was going to be a romance about two people falling in love so I was excited to read it. The story revolves around Mr. Cosy a success black business man who died leaving a very ambiguous will that said “the house was for his sweet Cosy child” which left everyone wondering who this person was. The will left his granddaughter and his wife feuding after he died. Mr. Cosy was much respected in the community but he had very dark past which led this 52 year old grandfather to marry the eleven year old playmate of his granddaughter Christine. Another twist in the story is the love Mr. Cosy had for Celestial a prostitute in the community who is scorned by everyone. In the story one woman known as “L” was the only one who was respected by the feuding women and had the ability to make peace. To further her purpose of gaining the house she employed a girl as her personal assistant name Junior who turned out to be a common criminal whose actions had consequences. Toni Morrison is great writer she always spends time to give a detail background of each character in the story which form a base for their actions later in the story. If you’re looking for love story this is the wrong book for you, it’s more about revenge, hatred and in the end forgiveness & healing. I would recommend this book to older people who don’t mind long reads.

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