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Fruit of the Lemon Andrea Levy

Fruit of the Lemon By Andrea Levy

Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

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The third and most ambitious novel from this unique and acclaimed writer, FRUIT OF THE LEMON establishes Andrea Levy alongside Arundhati Roy and Meera Syal in the first rank of British fiction.

Fruit of the Lemon Summary

Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by her Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history. Through the weave of her aunt's storytelling a cast of characters unfolds stretching back to Cuba and Panama, Harlem and Scotland, a story that passes through London and sweeps through continents.

Fruit of the Lemon Reviews

''Levy has a gift for creating character through mimickry, bu tnever succumbs to thepitgalls of sentiment masquerading as authenticity. This is a comic but sharp novel that steers its readers confidently through its heroine's revelatory journey' Times
Funny and moving... Levy is an ironic comedian whose subtle, intelligent novel steers well clear of whimsy * Guardian *
A pleasure to read... Entertaining and revelatory * TLS *
'Written in an accessible, friendly style' Independent on Sunday
Reinforces Levy's reputation as an astute observer of modern British life * Financial Times *
Always refreshingly undogmatic... [readers] will recognise the truthfulness of the world which Andrea Levy describes * Sunday Telegraph *

About Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean.

She has written six books, including SMALL ISLAND, which was the unique winner of both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread book of the Year, in addition to the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Orange Prize 'Best of the Best'. Her most recent novel, THE LONG SONG, won the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
Used - Very Good
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