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Six stories & an essay, Andrea Levy

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Six stories & an essay
Title
Six stories & an essay
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Andrea Levy
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Six stories and an essay
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago with the publication of her first novel, the semi-autobiographical EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE BURNIN'. "None of my books is just about race, " Levy has said. "They're about people and history." Her novels have triumphantly given voice to the people and stories that might have slipped through the cracks in history. From Jamaican slave society in the nineteenth century, through post-war immigration into Britain, to the children of migrants growing up in '60s London, her books are acclaimed for skilful storytelling and vivid characters. And her unique voice, unflinching but filled with humour, compassion and wisdom, has made her one of the most significant and exciting contemporary authors. This collection opens with an essay about how writing has helped Andrea Levy to explore and understand her heritage. She explains the context of each piece within the chronology of her career and finishes with a new story, written to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. As with her novels, these stories are at once moving and honest, deft and humane, filled with insight, anger at injustice and her trademark lightness of touch
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1956-
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Levy, Andrea
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Short stories, English
Label
Six stories & an essay, Andrea Levy
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volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
  • Back to my own country (an essay)
  • The diary
  • Deborah
  • That polite way that English people have
  • Loose change
  • The empty pram
  • February
  • Uriah's war
Control code
000053725938
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781472222664
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
portraits
Label
Six stories & an essay, Andrea Levy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
  • Back to my own country (an essay)
  • The diary
  • Deborah
  • That polite way that English people have
  • Loose change
  • The empty pram
  • February
  • Uriah's war
Control code
000053725938
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781472222664
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
portraits

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