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(1998)

Plot Summary

  • After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen...

    - Written by Jeremy Cohen <crashbug@ix.netcom.com>
  • Slavery, brief freedom, and their lasting psychological presence. Some years after the Civil War, former slave Sethe lives with her grown daughter Denver outside Cincinnati. Sethe is stolid and hard working; Denver wants society. Paul D, a former slave who knew Sethe, happens on them and joins the farm and family, but not before the house rattles and pitches, as if spirits reject Paul D's coming. Next, inexplicably, a young woman about Denver's age arrives, behaving in childlike ways, speaking and walking awkwardly, calling herself "Beloved." Who she is, her effect on Sethe, and Paul D's responses propel Sethe into the past and Denver into a new maturity.

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

    - Written by Stephen Currence <billyc@erols.com>

Synopsis

The story, set shortly after the Civil War, revolves around Sethe, a former slave living on the outskirts of Cincinnati...

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