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This Other Eden

Engels | 18-08-2023 | 224 Bekijk inkijkexemplaar



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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023 'A luminous, thought-provoking novel.' Esi Edugyan, author of Washington Black Set at the beginning of the twentieth century and inspired by historical events, This Other Eden tells the story of Apple Island: an enclave off the coast of the United States where waves of castaways - in flight from society and its judgment - have landed and built a home. Benjamin Honey- American, Bantu, Igbo- born enslaved- freed or fled at fifteen- aspiring orchardist, arrived on the island with his Irish wife, Patience, and discovered they could make a life together there. More than a century later, the Honeys' descendants remain, with an eccentric, diverse band of neighbours. Then comes the intrusion of 'civilization': officials determine to 'cleanse' the island, and a missionary schoolteacher selects one light-skinned boy to save. The rest will succumb to the authorities' institutions or cast themselves on the waters in a new Noah's Ark. Full of lyricism and power, Paul Harding's This Other Eden explores the hopes and dreams and resilience of those seen not to fit a world brutally intolerant of difference.


EAN :9781529152548
Uitgever :Veltman Distributie Import Books
Publicatie datum :  18-08-2023
Uitvoering :Hardback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :223 mm
Breedte :142 mm
Dikte :20 mm
Gewicht :339 gr
Status :Op voorraad bij leverancier
Aantal pagina's :224