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River Sing Me Home

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Informationen zum Autor Eleanor Shearer is a mixed-race writer and the granddaughter of Windrush generation immigrants. She splits her time between London and Ramsgate so that she never has to go too long without seeing the sea. For her Master's degree in Politics at the University of Oxford, Eleanor studied the legacy of slavery and the case for reparations. Her fieldwork was in St. Lucia and Barbados. Klappentext 'Freedom mean something different to me,' she said softly. 'The search, that is the freedom.' 9781472291363 (Also available in ebook and audio) Vorwort A mother's desperate search to find her stolen children and her freedom takes her across the Caribbean in a gripping, moving, redemptive and unforgettable story of survival and hope. Zusammenfassung A mother can never be free until she finds her children... The Good Morning America Book Club Pick February 2023 is a soaring novel inspired by true events. 'A strong and beautiful novel that stares into the face of brutality and the heart of love' Jeanette Winterson 'An intense, absorbing debut, concerned with the power and persistence of maternal love' The Sunday Times 'Action-packed, the novel paints an extraordinary portrait of motherly love and hope' Daily Mail ---------------------------- Mary Grace, Micah, Thomas Augustus, Cherry Jane and Mercy. These are the names of her children. The five who survived, only to be sold to other plantations. The faces Rachel cannot forget. It's 1834, and the law says her people are now free. But for Rachel freedom means finding her children, even if the truth is more than she can bear. With fear snapping at her heels, Rachel keeps moving. From sunrise to sunset, through the cane fields of Barbados to the forests of British Guiana and on to Trinidad, to the dangerous river and the open sea. Only once she knows their stories can she rest. Only then can she finally find home. ---------------------------- 'Magnificent and epic. A story about love and the power it brings us' ' Frank Cottrell-Boyce 'Like the River of its title, this novel sings. I was riveted by Rachel's story and I felt every fraught element of her journey. A beautiful debut' Cherie Jones 'A powerful story, beautifully told' Jessica Moor 'Immersive. A tender exploration of one woman's courage in the face of unbelievable cruelty. The heart of the novel lies in its celebration of motherhood and female resilience' Observer 'The compelling premise of a mother in search of her children powers a moving and dynamic novel' Guardian 'A powerful, gripping novel about the strength of a mother's love' Red - The best books of January 2023 'Full of love and compassion, this will be everywhere next year' Stylist - Pick of the big fiction books for 2023 'Powerful, moving and lyrical' Woman & Home 'A glorious and compelling story' Prima 'It slices you open, lays out your parts, reassembles them and knits you back up again. A powerful account of love, loss, defiance... Breathtaking' Chikodili Emelumadu 'Beautiful. A masterclass in how to speak of unspeakable things' Meg Clothier 'Eleanor Shearer is a remarkable writer' Natasha Lester 'A searing debut. Heartbreaking, hopeful, and unforgettable' Kristin Harmel ...

Product details

Authors Eleanor Shearer
Publisher Review Headline
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 19.01.2023
EAN 9781035405459
ISBN 978-1-0-3540545-9
No. of pages 376
Dimensions 152 mm x 234 mm x 27 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Barbados, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood, Caribbean islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago, Slavery & abolition of slavery, Slavery and abolition of slavery

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