Small Island

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Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction A Picador Original Trade PaperbackHortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the wa ...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/05/13
Small Island, extremely long book
I was advised to read this book years ago for a university course about multiculturalism in Great Britain, and I have taken the chance now that I've found it on my host family's bookshelf. However, although the plot and the beginning were very promis...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/03/11
London - 1948

The plot is interesting but the book didn't get me at all...

Stefania Memole
Ha scritto il 27/08/09
Last summer I read "Every Light in the House Burnin'", Levy’s first novel, but I was a bit disappointed. Despite the interesting setting, London in the 1960s from the point of view of a young girl of Jamaican origins, there was something missing. The...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/02/09
I've loved this book!The characters are so polyedric and dynamic, the story is interesting and nice to follow, the writing is intriguing and clear.Most of all I loved the fact that all my first impressions about the protagonists were wrong. Everyone...Continua
Andy Neads
Ha scritto il 28/01/08

The story of two Jamaican immigrants in London and the woman who takes them in as lodgers. Told from the point of view of different characters, this is evocative, witty and moving.

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