Love Author:Toni Morrison May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida–even L: all women obsessed with Bill Cosey. The wealthy owner of the famous Cosey’s Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is either the void in, or the center o... more »f, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces–a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial.
This audacious exploration into the nature of love–its appetite, its sublime possession, its dread–is rich in characters, striking scenes, and a profound understanding of how alive the past can be.
A major addition to the canon of one of the world’s literary masters.« less
"Love" is a challenging read. If you are a fan of Faulkner, you will love this book. Hang in there and let yourself live in the world of the unknown or do what I did and do some "cheating" by finding out who is related to who in whom in what way before you find yourself becoming too lost in the intricacies of the characters and their journeys. Otherwise, as usual, Toni Morrison has written a beautiful and moving novel, once again. I truly enjoyed it.