Song of Solomon Book Summary and Study Guide

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Milkman comes of age in Michigan in a Black family alienated from one another. He falls in love with and ultimately betrays his cousin Hagar, who tries to kill him. While trying to find gold that his aunt, Pilate, supposedly stole from under her brother's nose, Milkman discovers the story of his ancestors and the love between them. This quest is complicated by his best friend, Guitar, who believes he stole the gold and is trying to kill him.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover going for revenge Kind of sex:    -   incest Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accountant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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