ParadiseAudiobook CD - 1998
As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out there . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House ; Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, c1998, p2017
Characteristics: 12 audio discs (15 hr., 19 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Paradise : a novel