Every Light in the House Burnin' (Paperback)Andrea Levy (author)
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A panoramic journey through twenty years of post-war black British history, Levy’s witty and moving novel of family and society is a tour de force of literary style and empathy.
The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, from the critically aclaimed Andrea Levy, author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG.
'Better opportunity' - that's why Angela's dad sailed to England from America in 1948 on the Empire Windrush. Six months later her mum joined him in his one room in Earl's Court...
...Twenty years and four children later, Mr Jacob has become seriously ill and starts to move unsteadily through the care of the National Health Service. As Angela, his youngest, tries to help her mother through this ordeal, she finds herself reliving her childhood years, spent on a council estate in Highbury.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 17 mm
'Andrea Levy is the long awaited birdsong of one born Black and Gifted in Britain. Let her sing and sing and sing' Marsha Hunt * Marsha Hunt *
'An extremely powerful novel' * TLS *
'An interesting and touching book' * Daily Telegraph *
'Humorous and moving, unflinching and without sentiment' * Independent on Sunday *
'Levy's skill and cunning leave the reader shaken' * The Voice *
Andrea Levy is the long awaited birdsong of one born Black and Gifted in Britain. Let her sing and sing and sing * Marsha Hunt *
'The only disappointment is that after two hundred and fifty pages, it ends' * Literary Review *
'An interesting and touching book' * Sunday Telegraph *
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