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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...

  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...

  • A New World Orderby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    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$ 15.95

    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...

  • Colour Me Englishby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2011; US$ 25.37

    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 Me English... more...

  • The Lost Childby Caryl Phillips

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Caryl Phillips's The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its center is Monica Johnson?cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner?and her bitter struggle to raise her sons in the shadow of the wild... more...

  • The Lost Childby Caryl Phillips

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    In 1771, Mr Earnshaw returns to Yorkshire from Liverpool with a bundle in his arms. As dark almost as if it came from the devil?, this strange apparition is taken into the bosom of his family and becomes the starting point of Emily Brontė?s Wuthering Heights. Almost two-hundred years later, Monica Johnson, a young woman growing up in a conservative... more...