About this book
Toni Morrison's first novel for 5 years, which can be seen as a prelude to perhaps her best-known book, "Beloved", set in the 17th century when the slave trade in north America was in its infancy. 'A beautiful and important book' "Sunday Times"
On the day that Jacob agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment of a debt from a plantation owner, little Florens' life changes. With her intelligence and passion for wearing the cast-off shoes of her mistress Florens has never blended into the background and now at the age of eight she is taken from her family to begin a new life.