The Polished Hoe: a Novel

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The Polished Hoe: a Novel

by Austin Clarke

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Winner of the 2002 Scotiabank Giller Prize and of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers'' Prize: Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean)

When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the African diaspora in one epic sweep. Set on the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in 1952, The Polished Hoe unravels over the course of 24 hours but spans the lifetime of one woman and the collective experience of a society informed by slavery.

As the novel opens, Mary Mathilda is giving confession to Sargeant, a police officer she has known all her life. The man she claims to have murdered is Mr. Belfeels, the village plantation owner for whom she has worked for more than thirty years. Mary has also been Mr. Belfeels'' mistress for most of that time and is the mother of his only son, Wilbeforce, a successful doctor.

What transpires through Mary''s words and recollections is a deep meditation about the power of memory and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Infused with Joycean overtones, this is a literary masterpiece that evokes the sensuality of the tropics and the tragic richness of Island culture.

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Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. May not be available for international shipment due to weight/size.

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Book First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Coffee stain to a small patch at the bottom of the rear endpapers and onto bottom edge otherwise this would be a fine copy. Jacket shows a bit of staining on the inside only, light rubbing.

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The Polished Hoe: a Novel

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0887621104 Signed Canadian first edition, third printing. Signed on the title page by author. Contains numberline 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Corners of jacket lightly worn. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.

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8vo. pp. 462.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. (CAD) First Edition Small ownership stamp to the endpaper, the top part of the back cover has been stressed and there is a fine stress crease to the back cover at this point, thus Good used copy in unclipped Very good dust jacket with crease to front flap, Black bds, 462pp. This novel is set in the West Indian island of Bimshire in the late 1930s and 1940s. The novel won the Giller Prize. (2.0 JM FO 32/0.

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8vo. pp. 462."Austin Clarke, Toronto resident and Barbados native, maintains that he doesn't write for the limelight, but alas the honours have come in: the Rogers Communications Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for The Origin of Waves, a Governor General's Award nomination for The Question, the W.O. Mitchell Prize for his literary mentorship and his outstanding body of work, and finally Canada's largest and most esteemed annual award for fiction, the Giller Prize, for his novel The Polished Hoe. (Some hushed murmurs have blighted the last of these kudos, calling it a verdict skewed by political correctness rather than literary merit, as if a black man writing about slavery were a recipe for mainstream adulation. ) "

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. (CAD) 3rd printing No markings, Fine copy in unclipped Fine dust jacket, Black bds, 462pp. This novel is set in the West Indian island of Bimshire in the late 1930s and 1940s. The novel won the Giller Prize with this printed to the front panel of the dust jacket. (2.0 JM FO 19/0.

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Minor shelf wear, otherwise excellent condition.

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The Polished Hoe---By Austin C Clarke-a Signed Copy

The Polished Hoe---By Austin C Clarke-a Signed Copy

by Austin C Clarke

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Publisher: Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2002, 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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Book. Signed by Author(s) -----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a small stain on half title page, in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a short crease on front flap, front blank endpaper has been removed, signed and inscribed in year of publication by Clarke, The Polished Hoe won the Giller Prize, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.

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Book First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Jacket has barest hint of edgecreasing otherwise Fine/Fine.

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The Polished Hoe;

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a novel. 462p., first Canadian printing, dj. Afro-Caribbean novelist.

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0887621104. About new book with a very slight lean; DJ bright but wtih 3/4" tear to rear panel at corner. Giller Winner, 2002.

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Inscribed by Author Octavo, black boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket (no Giller Prize sticker) has creases to front flap. light rubbing at head of spine, near fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page on 02 Oct., 2002. A novel from the noted Barbadian-Canadian author, it won Canada's coveted Giller Prize. Set in the West Indies. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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The Polished Hoe. a Novel

The Polished Hoe. a Novel

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[0-88762-110-4] 2002, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Fine in fine dust jacket. 462pp. Octavo. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine in dust jacket. Austin Clarke is the winner of the 1999 W.O. Mitchell Prize and the 2002 Giller prize winner for this novel.

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8vo. Signed and Dedicated by Author pp. 462, signed, dated and dedicated on the title page by the author.

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The Polished Hoe. {Signed}{First Edition.}. {First Printing. }{Giller Prize.}.

The Polished Hoe. {Signed}{First Edition.}. {First Printing. }{Giller Prize.}.

by Austin Clarke

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author A fine, unread copy of the first edition. In fine, unclipped jacket. SIGNED by AUSTIN CLARKE on the title page. Only 1000 copies of the first printing were issued. WINNER of the 2002 GILLER PRIZE. SCARCE thus.

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The Polished Hoe. {Signed and Dated in Year of Publication. ] {First Edition/First Printing.}. { Giller Prize.}.

The Polished Hoe. {Signed and Dated in Year of Publication. ] {First Edition/First Printing.}. { Giller Prize.}.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed and Dated By Author. A VERY FINE, unread, copy of the FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING.}. In VERY FINE, unclipped jacket. SIGNED and DATED by this Toronto resident: TORONTO: DECEMBER 9/2002. Only 1000 copies of the first printing were issued. SCARCE thus.

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