Saturday, June 05, 2010


The Long Song, Andrea Levy, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2010, 307 pp

My review of Andrea Levy's new novel is up at BookBrowse. It begins thus:
     Andrea Levy is one of the best storytellers around. Her follow up to Small Island (set in 1950s Britain) moves to the even smaller island of Jamaica to tell us the history of slavery's end on the sugar plantations. Our unreliable narrator is the feisty Miss July. From the first scene...the reader knows that she can expect an unblinking look at this period in Jamaican history related through the eyes of a former slave. (Read the rest of the review here.)

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