How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House Cherie Jones

Shortlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction. 'A hard-hitting and unflinching novel from a bold new writer' - Bernardine Evaristo

  • 'A bright new star. Cherie Jones draws us with skill, delicacy and glorious style into a vortex of Bajan lives on the edge' Diana Evans

In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers.

For Wilma, it's the story of a wilful adventurer, who ignores the warnings of those around her, and suffers as a result.

When Lala grows up, she sees it offers hope - of life after losing a baby in the most terrible of circumstances and marrying the wrong man.

And Mira Whalen? It's about keeping alive, trying to make sense of the fact that her husband has been murdered, and she didn't get the chance to tell him that she loved him after all.

How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is the powerful, intense story of three marriages, and of a beautiful island paradise where, beyond the white sand beaches and the wealthy tourists, lies poverty, menacing violence and the story of the sacrifices some women make to survive.

  • 'An extraordinarily hard-hitting and evocative novel that packs a tremendous punch with its repercussions of generational trauma, pin-sharp characterisations and strong sense of place' Daily Mail
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ISBN
9781472268785
Uitgever
Headline
Druk
1e
Datum
21-01-2021
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
240 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback C
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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