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Title:Small Island
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0312424671
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Number of Pages:441
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical, British literature

Small Island by Andrea Levy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Small Island Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in with her life in her suitcase her heart broken her resolve intact Her husband Gilbert Joseph returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class His white landlady Queenie raised as a farmer s daughter befriends Gilbert and later Hortense with innocence and courage until the unexpected arrival of her husband Bernard who returns from combat with issues of his own to resolve .

Told in these four voices i Small Island i is a courageous novel of tender emotion and sparkling wit of crossings taken and passages lost of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers in short an encapsulation of the immigrant s life

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b Man Booker Prize Nominee b br br You do not know me yet My son Thomas who is publishing this book tells me it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages As your storyteller I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity and it is her life that is the subject of this tale She was there when the Baptist War raged in and she was present when slavery was declared no more My son says I must convey how the story tells also of July s mama Kitty of the negroes that worked the plantation land of Caroline Mortimer the white woman who owned the plantation and many more persons besides far too many for me to list here But what befalls them all is carefully chronicled upon these pages for you to peruse Perhaps my son suggests I might write that it is a thrilling journey through that time in the company of people who lived it All this he wishes me to pen so the reader can decide if this is a novel they might care to consider Cha I tell my son what fuss fuss Come let them just read it for themselves, No description available, Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in with her life in her suitcase her heart broken her resolve intact Her husband Gilbert Joseph returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class His white landlady Queenie raised as a farmer s daughter befriends Gilbert and later Hortense with innocence and courage until the unexpected arrival of her husband Bernard who returns from combat with issues of his own to resolve br br Told in these four voices i Small Island i is a courageous novel of tender emotion and sparkling wit of crossings taken and passages lost of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers in short an encapsulation of the immigrant s life br, No description available