Winner of the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for his novel The Polished Hoe, Austin Clarke is among Canada’s most celebrated authors. More follows Barbados native and Toronto resident Idora Morrison, who cannot muster the desire to rise one morning. Her husband has left her, her son has chosen gang life, and societal prejudices have slowly chipped away at her resolve.
"[A]t the height of his literary power, Clarke boldly challenges, and transforms, Canadian sense and sensibility.” (Globe and Mail)
“A beautifully written exploration of cultural conflicts and one woman’s struggle to find a place for herself emotionally.” (Booklist)
“Clarke stays true to his politically charged style....An introspective examination of the cultural racism and the life of minorities, [a] detailed...narrative.” (Publishers Weekly)
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