Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip is a modern tragedy set on a tiny copper-rich tropical island emabattled by internal strife.Thirteen-year-old Matilda watches as all the foreigners flee her homeland - all but one, the white man Mr. Watts. Amidst the ruins of the town schoolhouse, Watts reads Dickens' Great Expectations to the children, thus sparking their imaginations and giving them hope in a chaotic world.More
"In its exploration of how literature can bring joy amid great suffering, Mister Pip is a heartwarming and worthwhile coming-of-age novel." (Bookmarks magazine)
"Genuinely affecting....A book with worthwhile thoughts to impart." (The New York Times)
"Storytelling, imagination, courage, beauty, memories and sudden violence are the main elements of this extraordinary book." (Isabel Allende)
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Great narrator, great story!
- h berr