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The Long Song

Country of Authorship: Jamaica, UK
Author: Andrea Levy
Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

Publication Year: 2010

Synopsis

Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation in Jamaica, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her “Marguerite.” Together they live through the bloody Baptist War and the violent and chaotic end of slavery.

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