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Higher Ground
By Caryl Phillips

Higher Ground

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Higher Ground by Caryl Phillips

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This searing novel about slavery and its legacy brings the same stylistic virtuosity and tightly focused intelligence of Phillips's other novels. Higher Ground tells multiple stories, set generations and continents apart but unified by their ambitious exploration of themes of race, power, captivity, and abuse. In a slave garrison in Africa, a native collaborator betrays his people and humiliates himself in order to win the favor of white men. From an American prison cell in the 1960s, a black convict tries to impart his vision of race and justice to his indifferent family. And in a dreary city in postwar England, a displaced Jewish refugee watches her youth and sanity slip down the drain of history. Combined and in the skilled hands of Phillips, these narratives take on a devastating power."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679763765
ISBN-10: 0679763767
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Pages: 217
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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