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The Girl with the Golden Shoes

The Girl with the Golden Shoes (Paperback)

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"The Girl with the Golden Shoes" is a dazzling and picaresque novella of parts Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Twain, and Bob Marley.Set in 1942, on an imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba and Jamaica, it tells the story of Estrella Thompson, a 14-year-old forced to fend for herself when she is banished from the isolated fishing village where she has lived all her life. Her crime? Wanting to read and write.Prematurely ripe in body and mind, and contemptuous of the boundaries placed on her by gender, race and social class, Estrella takes the villagers' rejection as a chance to change her life. Her aim is to get to Europe, which means that she has to get a job - which means that she has to get a pair of shoes...and she's never worn a pair in her life.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Macmillan Education Publication Date: 28/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9780230028920  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Colin Channer's major works of fiction include the best-selling novel Waiting in Vain - a Washington Post Critic's Choice - and the story collection Passing Through. Of Jamaican origin, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is an assistant professor of English and the coordinator of the B.A. creative writing programme at Medgar Evers College. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival.

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