The Long Song

The Long Song

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130 x 196 x 32mm
  • Weight: 281.23g
  • Publication date: 01 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing GroupImprint: HEADLINE REVIEW
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Long Song by multi-million-copy bestselling author Andrea Levy is a hauntingly beautiful, heartbreaking and unputdownable novel, which will resonate with everyone who went to see the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave and fans of Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees. 'A marvel of luminous storytelling' Financial Times You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity and it is her life that is the subject of this tale. She was there when the Baptist War raged in 1831, and she was present when slavery was declared no more. My son says I must convey how the story tells also of July's mama Kitty, of the negroes that worked the plantation land, of Caroline Mortimer the white woman who owned the plantation and many more persons besides - far too many for me to list here. But what befalls them all is carefully chronicled upon these pages for you to peruse. Perhaps, my son suggests, I might write that it is a thrilling journey through that time in the company of people who lived it. All this he wishes me to pen so the reader can decide if this is a novel they might care to consider. Cha, I tell my son, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just read it for themselves.

Key Features
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130 x 196 x 32mm
  • Weight: 281.23g
  • Publication date: 01 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing GroupImprint: HEADLINE REVIEW
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0755359429
  • ISBN13: 9780755359424
Specifications of The Long Song
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JU030BKAJ3LSNAFAMZ
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9780755359424
Product Dimensions
772x512x126
Author
Andrea Levy
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