Shortlisted for both the 2003 Orange Prize and the 2004 International Dublin Literary Award.
'Maggie Gee's book takes flight . . . her writing maintains a careful balance between realism and allegory, and the result is wrenching, not least because she dares to end the novel with the possibility of redemption.' New York Times· 'Courageous, honest,
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|Publisher:||Saqi Books, London, Beirut, 2003|
|Topic:||British Fiction - Family Saga - Racism|
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Outstanding . . . tender, sexy and alarming.—Jim Crace
When Alfred White, patriarch of the White family, collapses at work, his wife, May, and their three disparate children find themselves confronting issues they would rather ignore. Maggie Gee skillfully weaves a narrative that reminds us that racism not only devastates the lives of its victims, but also those of its perpetrators.