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    DescriptionA beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of postcolonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy. When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage endures for better or worse, despite growing political unrest and racial tensions that affect their daily lives. But when George finds a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the discovery sets off a devastating series of consequences as other secrets begin to emerge.


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    Title
    The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Monique Roffey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 439
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143119517
    ISBN 10: 0143119516
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 823/.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC051000
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    LC classification: PR6118.O37 W45 2011
    B&T Approval Code: A25975000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    26 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Monique Roffey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and educated in the UK. Since then she has worked as a center director for the Arvon foundation and has held the post of Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Sussex, Chichester, and Greenwich universities. She is the author of the highly acclaimed novels "sun dog" and "Archipelago," which is a finalist for the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. She has also written a memoir, "With the Kisses of His Mouth." Read more about her writing at www.moniqueroffey.co.uk.
    Review quote
    "Engaging. . . . A firebomb of a book, revealing a slowly disintegrating marriage, a country betrayed and a searing racism that erupts in terrible violence. . . . This is a stunning book, and its depiction of an aspect of Caribbean life is well worth contemplating." -"The Cleveland Plain Dealer" "Roffey's explorations of longtime marriages, race, and the lingering effects of colonialism are insightful and often painful to read. . . . The true main character in this novel is Trinidad itself: its people, its customs, and its contradictions." -Nancy Pearl, "National Public Radio" "Few novels capture the postcolonial culture with such searing honesty as this Caribbean story told through the alternating viewpoints of a white British couple over the last 50 years. . . . The pitch-perfect voices capture the colonials' racism and sense of entitlement." -"Booklist" "A rich and highly engaging novel." -"The Guardian" "Roffey's evocation ofo