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Sugar Money

Jane Harris

Jane Harris’s third novel is both a heart-breaking trip into our troubled colonial past, and a stunning act of literary ventriloquism.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571336951
Date Published
06.09.2018
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Summary

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITING ASSOCIATION GOLD CROWN AWARD

Based on a remarkable and little-known true story.


Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back forty-two slaves claimed by English invaders. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions of the true dangers they will face . . .

Critic Reviews

Outstanding . . . Jane Harris pitches you headfirst into this outstanding, heartbreaking story of siblings, slavery and the savagery of the colonial past.

Sunday Express
Critic Reviews

One of my favourite books of the year, Jane Harris’s exuberant yet often desperate Sugar Money also told of the silenced, in this case by slavery. Only in the joy and power of language did they experience freedom.

Lesley McDowell, Herald 'Books of the Year'
Critic Reviews

A thrilling adventure.

Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

Harris builds a lush sense of place, and the pace and tension of a rip-roaring adventure here, with derring-do and double-crossing.

The Times
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Through masterful detail, Harris shows the dehumanisation of the brothers and their fellow slaves . . . Beautifully cadenced.

Irish Times
Critic Reviews

Rip-roaring adventure and unspeakable tragedy . . . However, it’s Lucien’s voice that steals the show.

Daily Mail
JaneHarris

Jane Harris was born in Belfast and brought up in Glasgow. Her debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and she was also shortlisted for the British Book Awards Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. It was followed in 2011 by the highly acclaimed Gillespie & I,…

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