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Alex Wheatle

Island Songs


Jenny and Hortense Rodney have always loved and hated one another in the way that only sisters can. From their childhood in Claremont, rural Jamaica, to working life amid the hustle and bustle of Trenchtown, they are the turning point in a multi-generational tale. Enticed by the possibilities of the colonial "motherland", the sisters move to England and settle in the bleak streets of Brixton, only to find that this land of opportunity is instead one that will stretch their fractious relationship to breaking point . . .


Format: Paperback
Published: UK, 2022
Publisher: Arcadia
Pages: 336
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781529422597
ISBN 10: 1529422590

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Island Songs