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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House|Cherie Jones
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
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Overview

In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, a brilliant Caribbean writer delivers a powerful story about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called "paradise."

In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister. It's a cautionary tale, about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter's Tunnels. When she's grown, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed who attempt a crime that will risk their freedom - and their lives.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is an intimate and visceral portrayal of interconnected lives, across race and class, in a rapidly changing resort town, told by an astonishing new author of literary fiction.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780316536998
  • ISBN-10: 0316536997
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Publish Date: October 2021
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.57 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds
  • Page Count: 288