In this second half of our two-part interview with Toni Morrison, the conversation continues in an attempt to discover the way a novel is built. How does a novel become resonant? How does a simple fact become dense enough to become symbolic? How does a symbol become part of a fabric of meanings? Toni Morrison reveals the ultimate meaning of A Mercy (Knopf), providing, in the process, a lesson in how to read. (Part I)
- Read an excerpt from A Mercy.