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Small Island

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Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction


A Picador Original Trade Paperback



Hortense 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 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.




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Publisher: Picador Edition: MDT
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 1, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781429901079
  • Release date: April 1, 2010

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781429901079
  • File size: 440 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2010

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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.1
Lexile® Measure:780
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction


A Picador Original Trade Paperback



Hortense 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 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.




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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Picador
    Edition:
    MDT

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: April 1, 2010

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781429901079
    Release date: April 1, 2010

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781429901079
    File size: 440 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2010

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.1
    Lexile® Measure: 780
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
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