From Austin Clarke, the critically acclaimed author of The Polished Hoe--winner of the Giller Prize--comes More, a powerful new novel of survival in a cold and alienating world. Certain to become a classic in contemporary world literature, More carries readers into the lonely life of an immigrant domestic--abandoned years before by a faithless husband, her life devastated by her son's involvement in gang culture and crime--and her remarkable journey from tragedy back to the light. An unforgettable portrait of the black immigrant experience, it is a novel to be read and remembered.
- Paperback | 300 pages
- 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
- 02 Nov 2010
- Amistad Press
- New York
- Illustrations, black and white
-[Clarke is] a magnificent story teller.---NY Caribbean News
Back cover copy
At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, IdoraMorrison, a maid at the local university, collapses in her basementapartment. For four days and nights she retreats into a vortex ofmemory, pain, and disappointment that becomes a riveting expose of her life as a Caribbean immigrant living abroad. Abandoned by her deadbeat husband, Bertram, and left alone to raise her son, Idora has done her best to survive against immense odds. But now that BJ has disappeared into a life of crime, she recoils from his loss and is unable to get out of bed, burdened by feelings of invisibility. Slowly, however, Idora summons the strength to investigate her son's troubles--and her own weaknesses--as she finds her way back into the light with a couragethat is both remarkable and unforgettable.