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Inhaltsangabe: Book by Heath, Roy A. K.
From Publishers Weekly:
Native speech and habits, the wildness of the rain and lush vegetation are so accurately summoned here that Guyana, where the action takes place, becomes the reader's own world. Ben, an educated black who writes for the local papers, must curry horses for a meager living, which he supplements with casual thievery. Finally caught and jailed, he is released into the uncomfortable custody of Thomas Schwartz, a petty and not particularly honest public servant. Although Ben is married and has a clamorous mistress as well, he is put under house arrest at Schwartz's home, allowed to leave only to saddle the horse and take his master to work. Inexorably, his rancor grows, exacerbated by the wealth of his master's wife and the light-brown skin that makes Schwartz his superior. When Mrs. Schwartz sails to America, Ben catches her husband in bed with her best friend and tries blackmail, demanding higher wages and greater freedom in return for silence. But slowly, while once again in prisonthis time on trumped-up chargesit dawns on him that freedom cannot be bought and that chasing after money and women is as confining as house arrest. This realization leads to murder. Occasional moralizing aside, the book's desolate honesty sobers and disturbs at the same time its vivid portrayal of people and place invigorates. Heath (Kwaky is a Guyanese lawyer and teacher who lives in London.
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Titel: Orealla: A Novel
Verlag: Allison & Busby
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby, 1986. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72165787
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby, 1986. Buchzustand: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9013588
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby, 1986. Buchzustand: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89272348
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby, 1986. Buchzustand: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91948722
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808503152884.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808503152883.0
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby, London, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this hardcover book in a Fine Dust-Jacket.Not price clipped and this copy has one former ownetr's bookplate which is that of Author Jill Paton Walsh and John Townsend.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.Lovely clean bright unfaded copy.The dust-jacket comes well protected in a cover sleeve.8vo 255pp First Edition 1st Impression Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 58294
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby (1984) London, 1984. Very good in lightly edgeworn dust jacket hardbound. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS049206
Buchbeschreibung London: Allison & Busby, 1984., 1984. First UK edition. Near fine in similar d/w. A novel by the Caribbean author of The Murderer. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34
Buchbeschreibung Allison & Busby, 1984. hardcover. 1st Edition. London. 1984. Allison & Busby. 1st British Edition. Fine In Slightly Chipped Dustjacket. 24. 255 pages. hardcover. 085031528x. keywords: August 13. inventory # 644. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A novel by the Guyanese author, set in the sultry atmosphere of Guyana's capital, Georgetown, where decadence and the promise of excitement flourish among avenues of jacaranda and secret backyards. It is the story of Ben, haunted by a restlessness born of being able and educated yet having to submit to the humiliation of serving a man he does not respect. He glimpses a vision of a different way of life through his strange friendship with the Aboriginal Indian Carl from Orealla - a village which seems doomed to lose its battle against the advance of an alien civilization. Fine In Slightly Chipped Dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 644