Dog-Heart

Dog-Heart

by Diana McCaulay

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Dog-Heart by Diana McCaulay

Told in two voices, educated Jamaican English and the nation-language of the people, this dramatic novel tells the story of a well-meaning, middle-class woman and a young boy from the ghetto whom she desperately wants to help. Alternating between the perspectives of the woman and the boy, the story engages with issues of race and class, examines the complexities of relationships between people of very different backgrounds, and explores the difficulties faced by individuals seeking to bring about social change through their own actions. The dramatic climax and tragic choices made grow from the gulf of incomprehension between middle-class and poor Jamaicans and provide penetrating insights into the roots of violence in impoverished communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845231231
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Diana McCaulay is a writer, a newspaper columnist, and an environmental activist. She is the recipient of the 2005 Euan P. McFarlane Award for Outstanding Environmental Leadership in the Insular Caribbean and the chief executive of the Jamaican Environmental Trust.

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