Blonde Roots

Blonde Roots

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Welcome to a world turned upside down. One minute, Doris is playing hide-and-seek with her sisters in the fields behind their cottage. The next, someone puts a bag over her head and she ends up in the hold of a slave ship sailing to the New World.

When she finally arrives on a strange tropical island, Doris discovers that she is, in fact, a pig-ugly savage with a brain the size of a pea, whose only purpose in life is to please her mistress. While experiencing the hardships of life in the sugarcane fields, she dreams of escape, of finding those she has loved and lost, and of returning home to her motherland, England . . .
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241143853
  • 9780241143858
  • 1,423,165

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Evaristo remains an undeniably bold and energetic writer, whose world-view is anything but one-dimensional * Sunday Times * One of Britain's most innovative authors . . . Bernardine Evaristo always dares to be different * New Nation * Evaristo remains an undeniably bold and energetic writer, whose world-view is anything but one-dimensional * Sunday Times * One of Britain's most innovative authors . . . Bernardine Evaristo always dares to be different * New Nation *
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About Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of seven books and numerous other published works, spanning fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism and drama. She has won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize among many others and is a Member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, and an MBE.
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991 ratings
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5 15% (151)
4 31% (309)
3 31% (304)
2 16% (159)
1 7% (68)
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