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 of, 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. —Book Jacket.

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NPR Audio Interview October 30, 2003
Essence Interview October, 2003
Interview, O Magazine - November, 2003

Book Reviews
New York Times - Michiko Kakutani
New York Times - Laura Miller
San Francisco Chronicle - David Hellman
Chicago Sun-Times - Mary Mitchell
The Guardian - Elaine Showalter

"The day she walked the streets of Silk..." - Random House, Inc.
"The one time Sandler was invited..." - Things Mean A Lot

Essays and Articles

Family and Parenting in Toni Morrison's Love - V. Sathyaraj and G. Neelakantan
Toni Morrison's Love and the Trickster Paradigm - Susana Vega-González [.pdf]
Toni Morrison's Quarrel with the Civil Rights Ideology in Love - G. Neelakantan
'I'll Tell'-The Function and Meaning of L in Toni Morrison's Love - Wen-ching Ho [.pdf]
A New "Romen" Empire: Toni Morrison's Love and the Classics - Tessa Roynon [.pdf]
Women's Relationships: Female Friendship in Toni Morrison's Sula and Love,
         Mariama Ba's So Long a Letter and Sefi Atta's Everything Good Will Come - Kadidia Sy
Ghost Novels: Haunting as Form in the Works of Toni Morrison,
         Don Delillo, Michael Ondaatje, and J.M. Coetzee - Jaeeun Yoo [.pdf]
Toni Morrison's (Hi)storytelling—The Use of History in Paradise, Love, and A Mercy - Elzbieta Rokosx-Piejko [.pdf]
The Presence, Roles, and Functions of the Grotesque in Toni Morrison's Novels - Alyce R. Baker [.pdf]

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