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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Virago; Reprint edition (4 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844083136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844083138
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 503,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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** 'This immensely absorbing and poignant novel starts out as a love story, set in Ceylon just prior to its independence from Britain in 1948, and develops into a family epic that plays out in postwar England . . . her themes are consistent with her earlier work and just a potent: race, class, the tumultuous politics of identity and belonging, and a dogged refusal to let her characters forget the consequences of their actions (Ceridwen Dovey, FINANCIAL TIMES)

** 'This tale, spanning two countries and two generations, is wrenchingly beautiful, and Slovo is a master of manipulation - so much so that the reader ends up feeling as betrayed as the characters (Clare Longrigg, PSYCHOLOGIES)

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* From the author of ICE ROAD, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, comes a love story that cuts across race and culture

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