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Small Island
Small Island
Author: Andrea Levy
Small Island is an international bestseller.  It won the Orange Prize for Fiction, The Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best, The Whitbread Novel Award, The Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.  It has now been adapted for the screen as a coproduction of the BBC and Masterpiece/WGB...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312429522
ISBN-10: 0312429525
Publication Date: 3/30/2010
Pages: 448
Edition: First Edition, New E
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
novel set mostly in World War II Britain, focusing on 4 characters--two born in England, two born in Jamaica but thinking of Britain as the "Mother Country;" portrays believable clash of cultures with well-rounded characters, flawed but likable; very funny in spots
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent novel. If you liked Zadie Smith's White Teeth, you'll love this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A story of Jamaican immigrants in post WWII London, this book looks at the unmet expectations of returning soldiers as well as the tarnished realities of a promised land. The author was born in England of Jamaican parents and writes with honesty and a "hole in the bucket" humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good WWII story and the problems of Jamaicans trying to make it in post WWII Britian
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting look at post war London from the eyes of Jamaican immigrants. A really good book.
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