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Macmillan Caribbean Writers The Girl With The Golden Shoes By Akashic Books

Macmillan Caribbean Writers The Girl With The Golden Shoes by Akashic Books

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Summary

Set in 1942, on an imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba and Jamaica, this book it tells the story of Estrella Thompson, a 14-year-old forced to fend for herself when she is banished from the isolated fishing village where she has lived all her life. Her crime? Wanting to read and write.

Macmillan Caribbean Writers The Girl With The Golden Shoes Summary

Macmillan Caribbean Writers The Girl With The Golden Shoes by Akashic Books

"The Girl with the Golden Shoes" is a dazzling and picaresque novella of parts Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Twain, and Bob Marley.Set in 1942, on an imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba and Jamaica, it tells the story of Estrella Thompson, a 14-year-old forced to fend for herself when she is banished from the isolated fishing village where she has lived all her life. Her crime? Wanting to read and write.Prematurely ripe in body and mind, and contemptuous of the boundaries placed on her by gender, race and social class, Estrella takes the villagers' rejection as a chance to change her life. Her aim is to get to Europe, which means that she has to get a job - which means that she has to get a pair of shoes...and she's never worn a pair in her life.

Macmillan Caribbean Writers The Girl With The Golden Shoes Reviews

"A rewarding and tense novella...the arrival of a talent matured." Publishers Weekly "This is a jewel of a book. Channer's language is dancing and juicy, his vision penetrating, and his hero is magnificent." Booklist (starred review)"

About Akashic Books

Colin Channer's major works of fiction include the best-selling novel Waiting in Vain - a Washington Post Critic's Choice - and the story collection Passing Through. Of Jamaican origin, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is an assistant professor of English and the coordinator of the B.A. creative writing programme at Medgar Evers College. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival.

Additional information

GOR001978236
9780230028920
0230028926
Macmillan Caribbean Writers The Girl With The Golden Shoes by Akashic Books
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education
2009-01-28
136
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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