George and Rue
By (author) George Elliott Clarke
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George and Rue by George Elliott Clarke
Book DescriptionThe facts are clear. It was, by all accounts, a "slug-ugly" crime: in 1949, George and Rufus Hamilton, two African Canadians, bludgeoned a taxi driver to death with a hammer in the dirt-poor settlement of Barker's Point, New Brunswick. Less than eight months later, the brothers were hanged for their crime. George and Rue's brutal act lives on in New Brunswick over half a century later, where the murder site is still known as "Hammertown". George Elliott Clark draws from this disturbing chapter in Canadian history in his first novel, brilliantly reimagining the lives - and deaths - of the two brothers. Fiercely human and startlingly poignant, George & Rue shifts seamlessly through the killers' pasts, examining just what kind of forces would reduce these men to lives of crime, violence, and ultimately, murder.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099485179
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Elliott Clarke
Extra Illicit Sonnets, Paperback (December 2015)
Chronicles a love affair between a man and a woman of different complexions, cultures, continents, and generations, Sonia Fuentes of Andorra and Luca Xifona of Canada. She is Spanish in heritage; and he is Maltese. She is a Boomer and he is of Generation Y-Not. The poetry consists mainly of unrhymed - or blank - sonnets.
Lasso the Wind, Hardback (March 2014)
An illustrated poetry collection for middle-grade readers.
Leaving the Shade of the Middle Ground, Paperback (September 2011)
Contains poems that emphasise on nature and landscapes. This book showcases the politics, the humour, and the beauty of the poet. It provide two distinct approaches to reading his work: in the contexts of Canadian modernism and of contemporary literary history, respectively.
Blues and Bliss, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by George Elliott Clarke
Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet - these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke's best work since his early poetry, this title offers readers a cross-section of those voices.
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Author Biography - George Elliott Clarke
George Elliott Clarke is an award-winning poet, playwright and screenwriter. He is the author of the novel Whylah Falls and six collections of poetry and a winner of the Governor General's Award in 2001. A seventh-generation African Canadian, Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, near the community of Three Mile Plains. He is an associate professor of English at the University of Toronto.
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