Ways of sunlight

£9.99

This irresistible, bittersweet collection of short stories from the supreme chronicler of West Indian lives in Britain brings together two worlds: Trinidad and London. Here is an illicit love affair on a plantation, gossip and rivalry between village washerwomen, a boy rebelling against his parents’ traditions. Here too is life after leaving for England: hustling for work, eking out money for the gas meter in winter, dancing in clubs, discovering romance in a night-time park, experiencing unexpected kindness, dreams, and disenchantment.

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‘A delightful book, a pleasure to read and reflect over afterwards … for humour, sprightliness and downright exuberance at being alive’ Sunday Times

‘You could be lonely as hell in the city, then one day you look around you and you realise everybody else is lonely too’

This irresistible, bittersweet collection of short stories from the supreme chronicler of West Indian lives in Britain brings together two worlds: Trinidad and London. Here is an illicit love affair on a plantation, gossip and rivalry between village washerwomen, a boy rebelling against his parents’ traditions. Here too is life after leaving for England: hustling for work, eking out money for the gas meter in winter, dancing in clubs, discovering romance in a night-time park, experiencing unexpected kindness, dreams and disenchantment.

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Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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