The Long Song: A Novel

The Long Song: A Novel

Andrea Levy

Finalist for the 2010 guy Booker Prize

The big apple occasions booklet assessment Notable booklet of the Year

In her follow-up to Small Island, winner of the Whitbread booklet of the yr Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Andrea Levy once more reinvents the old novel. instructed within the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of omit July, with a few editorial the aid of her son, Thomas, The lengthy Song is instantaneously defiant, humorous, and surprising. the kid of a box slave at the Amity sugar plantation in Jamaica, July lives together with her mom until eventually Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a lately transplanted English widow, comes to a decision to maneuver her into the good condominium and rename her "Marguerite." jointly they pass though the bloody Baptist warfare and the violent and chaotic finish of slavery. an awfully robust 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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