07 August 2011

The Long Song ~ Andrea Levy

**** RECOMMEND ****

Shortlisted : Man Booker Prize 2010

Soooooo much better than the Isabel Allende “Island Beneath the Sea” which has a similar story background.

Set in Jamaica, the story tells of the last years of slavery through the eyes of July. She is a plantation slave who becomes a house slave and finds love then abandonment. There are many bitter-sweet moments and the characters are well drawn against the social upheaval.