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  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible. With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips retraces the paths that... more...

  • Dancing in the Darkby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    In this searing novel, Caryl Phillips reimagines the life of the first black entertainer in the U.S. to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune.After years of struggling for success on the stage, Bert Williams (1874?1922), the child of recent immigrants from the Bahamas, made the radical decision to don blackface makeup and play the ?coon.? Behind... more...

  • In the Falling Snowby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From one of our most admired fiction writers: the searing story of breakdown and recovery in the life of one man and of a society moving from one idea of itself to another.   Keith?born in England in the early 1960s to immigrant West Indian parents but primarily raised by his white stepmother?is a social worker heading a Race Equality unit in London... more...

  • A New World Orderby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips? profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society. At once deeply reflective and coolly prescient,... more...

  • The Nature of Bloodby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    A German Jewish girl whose life is destroyed by the atrocities of World War II . . . her uncle, who undermines the sureties of his own life in order to fight for Israeli statehood . . . the Jews of a 15th-century Italian ghetto . . Othello, newly arrived in Venice . . . a young Ethiopian Jewish woman resettled in Israel. These are the extraordinary... more...

  • Foreignersby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    From an acclaimed, award-winning novelist comes this brilliant hybrid of reportage, fiction, and historical fact: the stories of three black men whose tragic lives speak resoundingly to the problem of race in British society. With his characteristic grace and forceful prose, Phillips describes the lives of three very different men: Francis Barber,... more...

  • Extravagant Strangersby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Shakespeare called Othello "an extravagant and wheeling strangers/Of here and every where."  In this exciting anthology, Caryl Phillips has collected writings by thirty-nine extravagant strangers: British writers who were born outside of Britain and see it with clear and critical eyes.  These eloquent and incisive voices prove that English literature,... more...

  • The Right Setby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From stately lawns and gentlemen players to Andre Agassi and Venus Williams: 65 great writings on tennis that chronicle the transformation of the sport. Since its inception, tennis has embraced traditions more patrician than plebeian. But times--and tennis--have changed. The game once reserved for royalty has moved from estate lawns to the concrete... more...

  • Colour Me Englishby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2011; US$ 24.69

    What do we mean by 'English'? How does that image square with reality? How does our island look from abroad, and what aspects of our experience do we share with, for example, America - a nation built by outsiders and the huddled masses? Taking as its starting point a moving recollection of growing up in Leeds during the 1970s, Colour... more...

  • Color Me Englishby Caryl Phillips

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 18.95

    Born in St. Kitts and brought up in the UK, bestselling author Caryl Phillips has written about and explored the experience of migration for more than thirty years through his spellbinding and award-winning novels, plays, and essays. Now, in a magnificent and beautifully written new book, Phillips reflects on the shifting notions of race, culture,... more...