Award-winning author Caryl Phillips provides a gorgeous, heart-breaking novel of the lifetime of Jean Rhys, writer of Wide Sargasso Sea
In the center of London’s Bloomsbury, Gwendolen – now not but actually well-known because the author ‘Jean Rhys’ – is gifted with the chance she has been expecting. Her husband has acquired an unforeseen inheritance; she will, ultimately, go back to the island of her formative years.
For Gwendolen, Dominica is a spot of freedom and sweetness, far-off from the lonely nights and failed desires of britain. yet this stopover at domestic compels her to mirror at the occasions of her earlier, and on what they might suggest for her future.
‘Phillips’ novel of being and turning into, of reminiscence, and the mythology of writers and writing is a ask yourself. this can be a present of a book’
Niven Govinden, writer of All the times and Nights
‘This darkish, glimmering fantastic thing about a unique penetrates the English mist, illuminates the prior and current and provides us the lifetime of a good author, within the center and brain of this nice author, Caryl Phillips’
Amy Bloom, writer of White Houses
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