Songs of Silence
By (author) Curdella Forbes
Songs of Silence by Curdella Forbes
Book DescriptionA sequence of beautifully crafted tales, Songs of Silence is a colourful patchwork of observations of life in rural Jamaica, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Held together by the sure and simple voice of a child, this powerful collection is interspersed with the whisper of adult reflection, rendering the accounts at once sensuous and disarmingly honest. Inhabiting an elusive space between what is said and what is felt, what is conveyed and what is perceived, silence becomes a metaphor of rage and fear, of loneliness and contentment, confusion and clarification in these songs that explore social change and individual growth. Oscillating between Creole and Standard English, Songs of Silence is an accomplished piece of writing distinguished by an extraordinary sophistication of language and stylistic confidence. Relayed with a rare intimacy and detail, recollections are translated into a series of tales in which the narrator becomes a mouthpiece for a multiplicity of voices, each with their own story to tell. This novel comprises a series of eight linked episodes, all of which focus on different members of a rural community in Jamaica, seen through the eyes of a young girl growing up and remembered by the adult she became.
Buy Songs of Silence book by Curdella Forbes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780435989576
Classification: School editions of English literature fiction texts
Format: Paperback (199mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks
Publisher: Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
You might also like...
Rollercoasters: Sky Hawk Reader by Gill Lewis
It's an unwelcome surprise when Callum and his friends find Iona, granddaughter of the local recluse, on his family farm. But Iona has a secret, which she promises to share if he allows her to return. Set to become an instant classic, this beautiful wildlife tale is as captivating in its narrative as it is thought-provoking in its subject matter.
Illiad by Homer
The Iliad, the ancient Greek classic poem composed by Homer, is one of the greatest works of literature ever written. The story tells of a few days - fighting in the ten year long war between the Trojans led by King Priam, and the Greeks led by King Agamemnon.
Oxford Playscripts: The Garbage King by Elzabeth Laird
Set in the squalor of an Ethiopian dumpsite, this adaptation of Elizabeth Laird's award-winning novel tells the story of two young boys' fight for survival.
Christmas Carol by Pauline Francis» View more books like these...
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, tells the story of Scrooge, an old miser, who lives alone in his cold house by night and torments his assistant at work by day. One evening just before Christmas, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner - a ghost with a very important warning...
Books By Author Curdella Forbes
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Songs of Silence book by Curdella Forbes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2015. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.