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Author(s): Clarke, Austin
ISBN No.: 9780061772412
Pages: 320
Year: 201011
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £12.79
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, IdoraMorrison, a maid at the local university, collapses in her basementapartment. For four days and nights she retreats into a vortex ofmemory, pain, and disappointment that becomes a riveting exposé of her life as a Caribbean immigrant living abroad. Abandoned by her deadbeat husband, Bertram, and left alone to raise her son, Idora has done her best to survive against immense odds. But now that BJ has disappeared into a life of crime, she recoils from his loss and is unable to get out of bed, burdened by feelings of invisibility. Slowly, however, Idora summons the strength to investigate her son's troubles--and her own weaknesses--as she finds her way back into the light with a couragethat is both remarkable and unforgettable.

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