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The Swinging Bridge

 On Sale: 19/08/2004
 Formats:     Trade paperback
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The Swinging Bridge is a moving story of race and displacement that carries the reader effortlessly from 19th-century India to the cane fields of Trinidad, and the contemporary urban centres of North America. Mona, a young Indo-Caribbean woman who grew up in Trinidad, must finally confront not only her own turbulent past, but the secrets of a winding family history begun on the Indian continent almost two centuries ago.

A richly layered novel that is steeped in the lyrical rhythms of Caribbean life, The Swinging Bridge explores the immigrant experience with compassion and humour, giving voice to a heroine whose universal search for self is revealed in worlds marked by violence and shame, but also by love and respect. The fiction debut from a writer with a fresh and unique talent, The Swinging Bridge resonates long after the final page.

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ISBN: 9780006485957; ISBN10: 0006485952; Imprint: Phyllis Bruce Books ; On Sale: 19/08/2004; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: ; Pages: 320; $18.95; Ages: 1 and Up

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