How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House : A Novel

by Cherie Jones

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Tags: Set in BARBADOS Female author

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

A debut novel in the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, from a brilliant Caribbean writer, set in Barbados, about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called "paradise." In Baxter Beach, Barbados, moneyed ex-pats clash with the locals who often end up serving them: braiding their hair, minding their children, and selling them drugs. Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the Baxter Beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men driven by desperation and greed who attempt a crime that will risk their freedom -- and their lives.

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Challenge: Read Around North America Challenge
Country: Barbados flag Barbados
Language: EN
Genre: Historical fiction Mystery
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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