Tar Baby by Toni Morrison [FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING]
Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  ALFRED A. KNOPF
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Unclipped dust jacket has some tanning to backside and general shelf / edge wear. One tiny sealed tear on upper back and a larger one on rear panel that has been taped from the underside [see last photo.]
Book itself is excellent and reads like new; only flaw is in one small 1/4" inch tear at bottom of title page.
Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.