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  • The Long Song
  • Andrea Levy
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 9780755359424

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read & download · eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Andrea Levy review The Long Song Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Andrea Levy ✓ 3 download E story that is held within these pages As your storyteller I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followedJuly is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity and it is her life that is the subject of this tale She was there when the Baptist War raged in 1831 and she was present when slavery was declared no My son says I must convey how the story tells also of July's mama Kitty of the negroes that worked the pl. This is so deep so sad so harrowing despite its playful undertone The book s strength doesn t rest solely on the narrator s skill she wavers between reliable and unreliable narrator but on the diversity of the characters written about Amity the sugarcane farm upon which this dark tale is based seems a simple run of the mill kind of set up and it s owners and slaves seem simple enough folk but their story carries a lot of depth especially right around the time when slavery is abolished and the slaves become free men and women The story focuses on a slave girl named July or Miss July or Marguerite who happens to be the book s narrator and how she came to be born snatched from her mother and granted as a handmaid to Caroline the sister to the Massa of the farm Her story is both comic and tragic full of love hate betrayal and loss of faith What s surprising about it all is how everything that happens to her just seems to always catch you off guard and never leaves you bored such is the great writing prowess of Andrea Levy that s what makes this book such a great book Witness in Death raged in 1831 and she was present when slavery was declared no My son says I must convey how the story tells also of July's mama Kitty of the negroes that worked the pl. This is so deep so sad so harrowing despite its playful undertone The book s strength doesn t The Legend of Parshu Raam rest solely on the narrator s skill she wavers between A Place In The Shade reliable and unreliable narrator but on the diversity of the characters written about Amity the sugarcane farm upon which this dark tale is based seems a simple Children of Dune run of the mill kind of set up and it s owners and slaves seem simple enough folk but their story carries a lot of depth especially 13 Sculptures Children Should Know right around the time when slavery is abolished and the slaves become free men and women The story focuses on a slave girl named July or Miss July or Marguerite who happens to be the book s narrator and how she came to be born snatched from her mother and granted as a handmaid to Caroline the sister to the Massa of the farm Her story is both comic and tragic full of love hate betrayal and loss of faith What s surprising about it all is how everything that happens to her just seems to always catch you off guard and never leaves you bored such is the great writing prowess of Andrea Levy that s what makes this book such a great book

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read & download · eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Andrea Levy review The Long Song Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Andrea Levy ✓ 3 download Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Th e Long Song by multi million copy bestselling author Andrea Levy is a hauntingly beautiful heartbreaking and unputdownable novel which will resonate with everyone who went to see the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave and fans of Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees 'A marvel of luminous storytelling' Financial Times You do not know me yet My son Thomas who is publishing this book tells me it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of th. This was a huge disappointment to me I found the depiction of the black Jamaican slaves positively insulting Their plight and their path toward freedom is a central theme but they need not be presented so degradingly The writing is wordy and convoluted Get to the point I do not want to wade through all these words to get the gist of the storyThe characters they were all very unappealing Not just unappealing downright despicable Whites and blacks alike If you are looking for a smidgen of humor don t look here Here is what bothered me the most Every action and even every sentence reflected a hidden subversive intention Nobody and nothing that happened is presented honestly Every action had a hidden meaning always dishonest and often cruel or mean I say if you hate someone tell them andor give them a punch but do not do something that appears friendly but in fact causes pain I want the meanness and anger upfront not hidden and not disguised I finished the book After many lies and false starts I eventually found out how the people were related and what happened to each but what a long tedious and unpleasant journey it was Warum macht die Nudel dumm? resonate with everyone who went to see the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave and fans of Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees 'A marvel of luminous storytelling' Financial Times You do not know me yet My son Thomas who is publishing this book tells me it is customary at this place in a novel to give the The Rapids of a Great River reader a little taste of th. This was a huge disappointment to me I found the depiction of the black Jamaican slaves positively insulting Their plight and their path toward freedom is a central theme but they need not be presented so degradingly The writing is wordy and convoluted Get to the point I do not want to wade through all these words to get the gist of the storyThe characters they were all very unappealing Not just unappealing downright despicable Whites and blacks alike If you are looking for a smidgen of humor don t look here Here is what bothered me the most Every action and even every sentence Tracking Globalization reflected a hidden subversive intention Nobody and nothing that happened is presented honestly Every action had a hidden meaning always dishonest and often cruel or mean I say if you hate someone tell them andor give them a punch but do not do something that appears friendly but in fact causes pain I want the meanness and anger upfront not hidden and not disguised I finished the book After many lies and false starts I eventually found out how the people were Fundamentals of Deep Learning related and what happened to each but what a long tedious and unpleasant journey it was

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