Fruit of the Lemon

Paperback | February 3, 2000

byAndrea Levy

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Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by her Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history. Through the weave of her aunt's storytelling a cast of characters unfolds stretching back to Cuba and Panama, Harlem and Scotland, a story that passes through London and sweeps through continents.

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 After college, Faith Jackson finds her perfect flat and perfect job, which means so much to her status conscious parents, and are really less than perfect for her. Angered by her parent's decision to return to Jamaica, Faith follows them there where she meets her Aunt Coral. Coral tells Faith stories about her ancestors who, contrary ...

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Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is imm...

Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its chan...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 0.88 × 5 × 7.75 inPublished:February 3, 2000Publisher:HeadlineLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0747261148

ISBN - 13:9780747261148

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 After college, Faith Jackson finds her perfect flat and perfect job, which means so much to her status conscious parents, and are really less than perfect for her. Angered by her parent's decision to return to Jamaica, Faith follows them there where she meets her Aunt Coral. Coral tells Faith stories about her ancestors who, contrary to historical belief, came from many different countries including Cuba, Harlem and Scotland. Fruit of The Lemon is proof of Andrea Levy's deep understanding of the social complexities characterizing modern British life.

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'Written in an accessible, friendly style' Independent on Sunday