I began listening to this audiobook late in December and finished January 22, listening most days for a short time while I walked. Toni Morrison is both a beautiful writer and reader. I think I could happily listen to her read the phone book. I keep hearing her say the name Setha. The horrifying story of a group of enslaved people from a farm called Sweet Home, beginning before the Civil War and then 20 years later unfolds in an oblique way. She artfully unravels the mysteries of the history of the characters. It is about memory, how it twists and changes us, as Laura Symons said. Most become a real fully realized person and and at the same time are part of the enumerating of the inevitably unspeakable evils of slavery. It is a powerful story.