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Me Dying Trial Paperback – 3 December 2019
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Me Dying Trial, Patricia Powell's masterful debut novel, establishes her as a major voice in Caribbean literature. Gwennie Augusta Glaspole, a schoolteacher, is trapped in an unhappy marriage and quickly saddled with six children. Gwennie resists Jamaican cultural expectations of playing dutiful wife and mother, struggling in a loveless, often abusive relationship, she eventually relocates to Connecticut. Dealing with issues of religion, sexuality, immigration, domestic violence, and gender inequality, Powell has proven to be "a Generation-X vanguard for the Caribbean literary world" (Boston Magazine), and much more.
--Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia "One of the most exciting writers living and writing on the island that is the Caribbean-American hyphen."
--Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory "With her flawless ear for the poetic vernacular of her native Jamaica and her in-depth understanding of the complexity of island society, Powell continues to affirm the Caribbean's rightful place on the literary map of the world."
--Paule Marshall, author of Praisesong for the Widow "Me Dying Trial pays homage to mothers, aunts, and grandmothers, who are the heart of a Caribbean household. At times I almost forgot that I was reading a novel, for I was finally hearing and looking into the silences I've wanted to ask my mother about her womanhood in Jamaica and her immigration to New York as a single mother of three. Patricia Powell is one of our greatest Caribbean writers. Me Dying Trial is an inspiration."
--Alexia Arthurs, author of How to Love a Jamaican "Patricia Powell does something golden in her storytelling--she uses our Jamaican dialect to effectively communicate our pains, sorrows, and triumphs. Me Dying Trial is a powerful work of fiction and an absolutely important contribution to Caribbean literature."
--Nicole Dennis-Benn, best-selling author of PATSY and Here Comes the Sun
- Publisher : BEACON PRESS (3 December 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0807019720
- ISBN-13 : 978-0807019726
- Dimensions : 14.02 x 1.65 x 21.51 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 835,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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