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Title:Small Island
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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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Uriah's War, Every Light in the House Burnin', Small Island, The Sunday Night Book Club, Fruit of the Lemon, Six Stories and An Essay, Underwords: The Hidden City, The Long Song, Red Travel: Toscana in Ferrari, Never Far From Nowhere
No description available, Andrea Levy author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize winning million copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career which began twenty years ago with the publication of her first novel the semi autobiographical EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE BURNIN br br None of my books is just about race Levy has said They re about people and history Her novels have triumphantly given voice to the people and stories that might have slipped through the cracks in history From Jamaican slave society in the nineteenth century through post war immigration into Britain to the children of migrants growing up in s London her books are acclaimed for skilful storytelling and vivid characters And her unique voice unflinching but filled with humour compassion and wisdom has made her one of the most significant and exciting contemporary authors br br This collection opens with an essay about how writing has helped Andrea Levy to explore and understand her heritage She explains the context of each piece within the chronology of her career and finishes with a new story written to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War in As with her novels these stories are at once moving and honest deft and humane filled with insight anger at injustice and her trademark lightness of touch, 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, In collaboration with i Woman and Home i and Breast Cancer Care twenty four of our favourite women s fiction authors from Wendy Holden Cathy Kelly and Penny Vincenzi to Joanne Harris Andrea Levy and Alexander McCall Smith to name just a few have generously donated their fiction for an unmissable collection of stories They tell of friendship and love passion and betrayal and the brilliant writing warmth and humour of each of the contributions will make i The Sunday Night Book Club i an utterly irresistible read Scheduled to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October per copy will go to the charity