The Resource The long song, Andrea Levy

The long song, Andrea Levy

Label
The long song
Title
The long song
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed." -- BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
The long song, Andrea Levy
Label
The long song, Andrea Levy
Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity and it is her life that is the subject of this tale. She was there when the Baptist War raged in 1831, and she was also present when slavery was declared no more. My son says I must convey how the story tells also of July's mama Kitty, of the negroes that worked the plantation land, of Caroline Mortimer the white woman who owned the plantation and many more persons besides - far too many for me to list here. But what befalls them all is carefully chronicled upon these pages for you to peruse. Perhaps, my son suggests, I might write that it is a thrilling journey through that time in the company of people who lived it. All this he wishes me to pen so the reader can decide if this is a book they might care to consider. Cha, I tell my son, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just read it for themselves
Control code
526606
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780755359424
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Picador, New York edition has ISBN 9780312571146.
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York ed. has ISBN 9780374192174.
  • Man Booker Prize 2010 - Shortlist
  • Walter Scott Prize 2011 - Winner
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP526606
  • 13202862
  • (AuCNLKIN)000045235026

Library Locations

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