Small Island: A Novel

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Small Island is an international bestseller. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction, The Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best, The Whitbread Novel Award, The Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. It has now been adapted for the screen as a coproduction of the BBC and Masterpiece/WGBH Boston.Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in ...

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Picador; New edition edition (March 30, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780312429522
ISBN-13: 978-0312429522
ASIN: 0312429525
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 27157
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I absolutely LOVED this book. Skillfully written with well-developed characters. This was the first time I'd ever read a book dealing with the subject of Jamaicans immigrating to England after WWII. It was an entirely unknown subject to me. The a...



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e, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class. His white landlady, Queenie, raised as a farmer's daughter, befriends Gilbert, and later Hortense, with innocence and courage, until the unexpected arrival of her husband, Bernard, who returns from combat with issues of his own to resolve.Told in these four voices, Small Island is a courageous novel of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers---in short, an encapsulation of that most American of experiences: the immigrant's life.