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Island Songs
 

Island Songs (Paperback, New title)

By Wheatle, Alex

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She wondered what kind of world she had brought her two daughters into ? the tedious cycle of rural Jamaican life. No chance for them to set off upon adventures and see the outside world. But sisters Jenny and Hortense Rodney, descendents of the fierce Maroon people, do get to se...e the world, and 'Island Songs' is their story. Growing up in rural Claremont, working amid the hustle and bustle, lawn parties and 'houses of joy' in Trenchtown, the two sisters take a chance and move to England with their husbands, that far-off land of riches, where they settle down to motherhood amongst the jazz cafes and bleak streets of Brixton. A beautiful evocation of twentieth-century Jamaica, its history and traditions, and equivocal status as an overlooked outpost of the dwindling British Empire,' Island Songs' is an epic of love, diaspora, and sorely tested family loyalties. Many stories are told, but many more secrets are never revealed.
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ISBN 9780749082437
Released NZ 21 Feb 2018
Publisher Allison & Busby
Format Paperback, New title
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780749082437
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allison & Busby
Imprint Allison & Busby
Released 21 Feb 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Wheatle, Alex
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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