Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: As nineteen-year-old Leila surveys her island home from the ship that will carry her, her husband, and baby to England, she contemplates the Caribbean life of the 1950s that is chaotic, hand-to-mouth, and offers no way but out. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: From the British-West Indian novelist who is rapidly emerging as the bard of the African diaspora comes a haunting work about ?the final passage??the exodus of black West Indians from their impoverished islands to the uncertain opportunities of England. In her village of St. Patrick?s, Leila Preston has no prospects, a young son, and a husband, Michael, who seems to prefer the company of his mistress. So when her ailing mother travels to England for medical care, Leila decides to follow her.
As Caryl Phillips follows the Prestons? outward voyage?and their bewildered attempt to find a home in a country whose rooming houses post signs announcing ?No vacancies for coloureds??he produces a tragicomic portrait of hope and dislocation. The Final Passage is a novel rich in language, acute in its grasp of character, and unforgettable in its vision of the colonial legacy.
?Like Isabel Allende and Gabriel García Márquez, Phillips writes of times so heady and chaotic and of characters so compelling that time moves as if guided by the moon and dreams.??Los Angeles Times Book Review
Über den Autor: Caryl Phillips was born in St Kitts and now lives in London and New York. He has written for television, radio, theatre and cinema and is the author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction. Crossing the River was shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize and Caryl Phillips has won the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, as well as being named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 1992 and one of the Best of Young British Writers 1993. A Distant Shore won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2004 and Dancing in the Dark was shortlisted in 2006.
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Darkened tan to the page edges. Small light water stains to some of the page edges, text fully legible. (Hence Acceptable) Good reading copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0005934431
Buchbeschreibung Faber And Faber Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0571134378I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Faber And Faber Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0571134378I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2742873561
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2748297151
Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0571134378
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805711343733.0
Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0571134378
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110571134378
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber (1985), London, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 205 pages. The Afro-Caribbean author's first novel, following a number of plays. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 175975