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    DescriptionThe most provocative debut novel of the year, "a dizzying satire" ("The New Yorker") that "boldly turns history on its head" ("Elle"). What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? How would it inform our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that still lingers today? We see this tragicomic world turned upside down through the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and taken to the New World, movingly recounting experiences of tremendous hardship and the dreams of the people she has left behind, all while journeying toward an escape into freedom. A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas, "Blonde Roots" is a genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel.

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    Blonde Roots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernardine Evaristo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 269
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594484346
    ISBN 10: 1594484341

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FL
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Approval Code: P25208000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC051000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 33
    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC037000
    LC classification: PR6055.V25 B56 2010
    Edition statement
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    05 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Bernardine Evaristo was born in London to a Nigerian father and an English mother. Her first novel, Lara, won the EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards) Best Book Award in 1999. A former Poet in Residence at the Museum of London, she won an Arts Council of Britain Writers' Award in 2000.