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Small Island

Levy, Andrea

Edité par Review (Headline), 2004
ISBN 10: 0755307496 / ISBN 13: 9780755307494
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Titre : Small Island

Éditeur : Review (Headline)

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

Description :

First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the author of FRUIT OF THE LEMON and THE LONG SONG, the critically acclaimed story of Jamaican immigrants in post-war London. Winner of the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Fine/Fine. Signed by Levy on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 8116

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Synopsis : Hortense shared Gilbert's dream of leaving Jamaica and coming to England to start a better life. But when she at last joins her husband, she is shocked by London's shabbiness and horrified at the way the English live. Even Gilbert is not the man she thought he was. Queenie's neighbours do not approve of her choice of tenants, and neither would her husband, were he there. Through the stories of these people, Small Island explores a point in England's past when the country began to change.

Critique: Andrea Levy's award-winning novel, Small Island, deftly brings two bleak families into crisp focus. First a Jamaican family, including the well-intentioned Gilbert, who can never manage to say or do exactly the right thing; Romeo Michael, who leaves a wake of women in his path; and finally, Hortense, whose primness belies her huge ambition to become English in every way possible. The other unhappy family is English, starting with Queenie, who escapes the drudgery of being a butcher's daughter only to marry a dull banker. As the chapters reverse chronology and the two groups collide and finally mesh, the book unfolds through time like a photo album, and Levy captures the struggle between class, race, and sex with a humor and tenderness that is both authentic and bracing. The book is cinematic in the best way--lighting up London's bombed-out houses and wartime existence with clarity and verve while never losing her character's voice or story. --Meg Halverson

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