Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

A Novel

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman--fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves--must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631491764
1631491768
Characteristics: 349 pages ; 25 cm

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HPL06105
Jan 23, 2017

What a fun and juicy read set in the Caribbean.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 19, 2016

I can't rate this because I didn't finish it. I cannot read the patois, even though read out loud it sound just like the patois of the islands. Patois just feels too much like reading about "darkies" and "injuns" in 19th Century books and novels. While I applaud the effort at regionalism and reality, I cringe at every line. I hope you enjoy the book.

LPL_KateG Jun 02, 2016

What an emotional novel! This is one of the more anticipated debuts of summer 2016. Vivid descriptions, fascinating characters with so many hopes and fears ebbing and flowing. Don't be fooled by the sunny title, this one is full of hard-hitting truths.

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Sonjahv Jun 23, 2016

"Focus yuh energy on school. People should be working for you. Not the other way around, Margot says, pointing and flexing her toes - the sanguine nail polish she wears visible through the sheer stockings."

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