Remembered (Paperback)Yvonne Battle-Felton (author)
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Shortlisted for the The Jhalak Prize 2020
The last place Spring wants to be is in the rundown, coloured section of a hospital surrounded by the groans of sick people and the ghost of her dead sister. But as her son Edward lays dying, she has no other choice.
There're whispers that Edward drove a streetcar into a shop window. Some people think it was an accident, others claim that it was his fault, the police are certain that he was part of a darker agenda. Is he guilty? Can they find the truth?
All Spring knows is that time is running out. She has to tell him the story of how he came to be. With the help of her dead sister, newspaper clippings and reconstructed memories, she must find a way to get through to him. To shatter the silences that governed her life, she will do everything she can to lead him home.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
'It's Philadelphia, 1910, and Battle-Felton's debut historical novel traces the story of Spring from the 1840s to the day of the crash, through the incomprehensible cruelties of not only slavery but the many decades that followed.' - The Financial Times
'Painful, vital truth resounds in this accomplished work of fiction' - The Guardian
'This scorching historical novel set in Philadelphia in 1910 tells the story of Spring, an emancipated slave forced into a reckoning with her past in order to help her dying son' - i paper
'[Compares] with Toni Morrison's Beloved ... Yvonne Battle-Felton's characters get under your skin' - The Observer
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