A brilliant examination of what happens to a society and the individuals in it when they are cut off from the larger, white society and persecuted by it, including being cut off from resources. But painful to read. Can\'t say I really enjoyed it, but I\'m glad I read the book for its insights. Morrison speaks just above a whisper and sometimes drops her words at the end of a sentence. So, I had to be in a quiet place to listen and turn the volume up high.