Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison
ELLISON, Ralph [Toni Morrison].
Item Number: 19038
New York: Random House, 1999.
First edition of this posthumous work by Ellison. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.