Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible.With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips retraces the paths that lead Dorothy and Solomon to their meeting point...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 8, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1169189
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I recommend this novel. It is the first of Caryl Phillip's books that I've read for some time and I am so pleased to find that his novel "Higher Ground" was not a one-off.The book explores old age, racial prejudice, life outside the perceived norm.It...
d marriage and ruinous obsession with a younger man, the horrors he witnessed as a soldier in his disintegrating native land, and the cruelty he encounters as a stranger in his new one. Intimate and panoramic, measured and shattering, A Distant Shore charts the oceanic expanses that separate people from their homes, their hearts, and their selves.