A View of the Empire at Sunset

Caryl Phillips
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`[A] remarkable novel... The story of a troubled young woman trying to make her way in England during the early years of the twentieth century' WILLIAM BOYDIn the heart of London's Bloomsbury, Gwendolen - not yet truly famous as the writer `Jean Rhys' - is presented with the opportunity she has been waiting for.
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Award-winning writer Caryl Phillips presents a beautiful, heart-breaking novel of the life of Jean Rhys, author of Wide Sargasso Sea In the heart of London's Bloomsbury, Gwendolen - not yet truly famous as the writer `Jean Rhys' - is presented with the opportunity she has been waiting for. Her husband has received an unexpected inheritance; she can, at last, return to the island of her childhood.

For Gwendolen, Dominica is a place of freedom and beauty, far away from the lonely nights and failed dreams of England. But this visit home compels her to reflect on the events of her past, and on what they may mean for her future.
 

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ISBN 9781784709013
Publisher VINTAGE
Format Paperback
Publication date 21 Jun 2018

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