Bringing us her truth in an arresting, unsparing Trinidadian voice, Alethea unravels memories repressed since childhood and begins to understand the person she has become.
Her next step is to decide the woman she wants to be.
This is an engrossing and atmospheric novel with a strong feminist message at the heart of its page-turning plot. It explores an abusive love-affair with searing honesty, and skilfully tackles the issue of gender violence and racism against the lush and heady backdrop of the national festival, and the music that feeds it. It’s impossible not to root for Alethea – she is an unforgettable heroine, trapped in ways she is only just beginning to understand but shining with strength, resolve and, ultimately, self-determination.
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|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
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‘Raw and achingly beautiful, this really is remarkable.’
'You dip into the first page and don't come up for breath until the last... Thoroughly enjoyable.'
'Strips you down to raw nerve to build you back up again. Allen-Agostini has an unswerving eye.'
'Extraordinary and immersive... Her voice is gloriously specific yet this story of a woman both liberated and in need of liberation has universal resonance... Its powerful themes are unpredictable and unforgettable.'