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The polished hoe : a novel / Austin Clarke.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F CLAR (Text) 39231033621000 Adult Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780060557621
  • ISBN: 0060557621
  • Physical Description: 462 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First Amistad paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2004.

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Summary, etc.:
"When Mary-Mathilda, one of the most respected women on the colonized island of Bimshire (also known as Barbados), calls the police to confess to a crime, the result is a shattering all-night vigil. She claims the crime is against Mr. Belfeels, the powerful manager of the sugar plantation that dominates the villagers' lives and for whom she has worked for more than thirty years as a field laborer, kitchen help, and maid. She was also Mr. Belfeel's mistress, kept in good financial status in the Great House of the plantation, and the mother of his only son, Wilberforce, a successful doctor, who after living abroad returns to the island." "Set in the period following World War II, The Polished Hoe unravels over the course of twenty-four hours but spans the lifetime of one woman and the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery." --Book Jacket
Subject: Women > West Indies > Fiction.
Plantation owners > Fiction.
Women murderers > Fiction.
Plantation life > Fiction.
Mistresses > Fiction.
West Indies > Fiction.

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