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Using a series of voices, Marcia Douglas, a poet, evokes Jamaica's past as well as its present. The stony is introduced by Bella, a Kin-Owl — a shape-shifter — who was there when God created Jamaica and laughed when She saw what She had done. Through the generations, Bella lives on, in one incarnation then another, always meeting suffering with fortitude, hiding the burden of her strange nature from others. The women whose lives cross hers include Ida, now an inmate of the Garden (once a British fortress, now the asylum for troubled old women), whose hardship-filled years have been redeemed by the magical calabash tong ago bestowed upon her by the Rolling Calf boy; and Claudia, an educated woman who comes to the Garden hoping to find the mother who abandoned her as an infant. There is Muriel, who ventures to New York City in search of a better life, and Andrea, the friend she makes there who is also from Jamaica. There is young Gracie, who seeks comfort for the pain of being left behind by her mother, Muriel. And then there is Mrs. Cummings, who teaches Gracie about the plants in her garden and sends her to took for the white starflower that grows on the bush known as Madam Fate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569471340
Author:
Douglas, Marcia
Publisher:
Soho Press
Author:
Margar
Author:
Diehl, Margaret
Author:
et Diehl
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Jamaica
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Jamaica Civilization Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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