I read this book by Toni Morrison on the plane ride back and forth to Lewiston ID. Set in the late 1600s it is told about and through the voices, thoughts and dreams of a farmer/trader, his wife, a young slave girl Florens, two other women slaves, and a free blacksmith. Sometimes you lose track of who is narrating. It is poetical, emotional and elemental. Interestingly the two main male characters are perhaps in someways the most decent. The story builds to a conclusion that encapsulates the core essence of the main characters and and the circle that they have found themselves within. It deserves an A-.