The Polished Hoe: a Novel

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The Polished Hoe: a Novel

by Austin Clarke

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ISBN - 10: 0887621104

ISBN - 13: 9780887621109

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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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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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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 30/2.

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This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.

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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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The Polished Hoe

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Book The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is in pristine condition. Set in the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in the thirties and forties, The polished Hoe unravels over the course of twenty-four hours, but spans the lifetime of one women and the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery.

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The Polished Hoe

The Polished Hoe

by Austin Clarke

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Book The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is in pristine condition. Set in the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in the thirties and forties, The polished Hoe unravels over the course of twenty-four hours, but spans the lifetime of one women and the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery.

$25.23

The Polished Hoe

The Polished Hoe

by Austin Clarke

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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---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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Signed -----------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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The Polished Hoe;

The Polished Hoe;

by Austin Clarke

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

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