The Long Song: A Novel

The Long Song: A Novel

Andrea Levy

Finalist for the 2010 guy Booker Prize

The long island instances ebook evaluation Notable ebook of the Year

In her follow-up to Small Island, winner of the Whitbread ebook of the yr Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Andrea Levy once more reinvents the ancient novel. informed within the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of leave out July, with a few editorial the help of her son, Thomas, The lengthy Song is right away defiant, humorous, and stunning. the kid of a box slave at the Amity sugar plantation in Jamaica, July lives along with her mom till Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a lately transplanted English widow, comes to a decision to maneuver her into the nice apartment and rename her "Marguerite." jointly they pass though the bloody Baptist warfare and the violent and chaotic finish of slavery. an awfully strong tale, "The lengthy Song leaves its reader with a newly burnished appreciation for all times, love, and the pursuit of either" (The Boston Globe).

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