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In 1873, Sethe, a former slave, resides with Denver, her reclusive 18-year-old daughter, in a haunted  two-story house at 124 Bluestone Road outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The house once sheltered a  close family, including Grandma Baby Suggs; Sethe's two sons, Buglar and Howard; and her infant  daughter, Beloved. All are gone now except Sethe and Denver. Almost nine years after Baby Suggs's death, Sethe and Denver's isolation is ruptured by the  unforeseen arrival of Paul D, a survivor of Sweet Home, the Kentucky slave farm where Sethe, her  husband Halle, and their children were also enslaved. In conversation, Sethe and Paul D reveal  memories of their former lives of subjugation. Owned for years by the benign Garners, a childless  couple, the slaves eventually fell under the cruel tyranny of an unnamed schoolteacher, who  destroyed the farm's harmony and forced the slaves to desperate measures of rebellion and flight.
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