Picks and Pans Review: Beloved

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Toni Morrison
The phantoms in this ghost story are far more monstrous than standard chain rattlers; they are the specters of slavery, evoked by a master storyteller. This is social commentary in fictional form.

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