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Blonde Roots

Bernardine Evaristo

Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, UK, 2008
ISBN 10: 0241143853 / ISBN 13: 9780241143858
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Título: Blonde Roots

Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, UK

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: n/a

Edición: 1st.


UK First Edition. Very Good to Fine condition - no dustwrapper as issued. Nominated for 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction. N° de ref. de la librería P396

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Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris is playing hide-and-seek with her sisters in the fields behind their cottage. The next, someone puts a bag over her head and she ends up in the hold of a slave ship sailing to the New World.

When she finally arrives on a strange tropical island, Doris discovers that she is, in fact, a pig-ugly savage with a brain the size of a pea, whose only purpose in life is to please her mistress. While experiencing the hardships of life in the sugarcane fields, she dreams of escape, of finding those she has loved and lost, and of returning home to her motherland, England . . .

Críticas: `Novelists are irresistably drawn to the `what if' game. But it has seldom been done on the scale of Bernardine Evaristo's astonishing new novel which takes one of the great horrors of history and turns it on its head. ...Evaristo is a poet and the novel is full of playful anachronisms, many of them based around language and emotions that sound decidedly 20th century. But it's also a satire, almost Swiftian in its imaginative leaps, in which humour and suffering are effortlessly intermingled. ...This brilliant novel will fulfil her purpose of making readers view the transatlantic slave trade with fresh eyes.'

`'Writers messing around with history is nothing new, but the way that Evaristo entirely inverts the story of slavery is mesmerising. She has imagined the world with linguistic flourishes, creating a tale that is satirical as well as moving.'

'I thought this was an absolutely amazing book...a reminder of what great literature is about.'
Dreda Say Mitchell, Critic

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