Fruit of the Lemon (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 03/02/2000
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A unique novel full of humour, wit and passion from Andrea Levy, critically acclaimed author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG.

Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by her Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history. Through the weave of her aunt's storytelling a cast of characters unfolds stretching back to Cuba and Panama, Harlem and Scotland, a story that passes through London and sweeps through continents.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780747261148
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 199 x 131 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
''Levy has a gift for creating character through mimickry, bu tnever succumbs to thepitgalls of sentiment masquerading as authenticity. This is a comic but sharp novel that steers its readers confidently through its heroine's revelatory journey' Times
Funny and moving... Levy is an ironic comedian whose subtle, intelligent novel steers well clear of whimsy * Guardian *
'Unflinchingly unsentimental, her writing is leavened with humour and warmth...entertaining and revelatory' * TLS *
'Written in an accessible, friendly style' Independent on Sunday
Reinforces Levy's reputation as an astute observer of modern British life * Financial Times *
Always refreshingly undogmatic...[readers] will recognise the truthfulness of the world which Andrea Levy describes * Sunday Telegraph *
'Levy has a gift for voices...a thoughtful comment on racism and the importance of knowing where you are from' * The Sunday Times *
'Bright and inventive' * Independent *

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“Not too bad,”

Not the normal book that I would read, but took a punt as it was a winner of the orange prize and Whitbread prize.

It concerns a girl born in the UK to Jamaican immigrants, and how she grows up with her brother. She... More

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