The White Family
By (author) Maggie Gee
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White Family by Maggie Gee
Book DescriptionAlfred White, a London park-keeper, rules his home with a mixture of ferocity and tenderness that has estranged his three children. But family ties are strong, and when Alfred collapses on duty one day, they rush to be with him. His daughter's partner, Elroy, a black social-worker, is brought face to face with Alfred's younger son Dirk, who hates and fears all black people. The scene is set for violence, and Alfred's wife May is forced to choose between justice and kinship. This ground-breaking novel tackles the taboo subject of racial hatred, as it looks for the roots of violence within one British family.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846590436
Imprint: Telegram Books
Publisher: Telegram Books
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ice People, Paperback (May 2008)
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NW15, Paperback (June 2007)
An annual anthology of writing, which showcase the best in fiction, non-fiction and poetry from established and up-and-coming writers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth.
Blue, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Maggie Gee
Presents stories of everyday life set against an intricately woven backdrop encompassing larger issues of poverty, race relations, and social prejudices. This title is about love that tell us something about life, and how people negotiate a path for themselves. The actors of the stories quietly and unobtrusively assume their place in the world.
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Author Biography - Maggie Gee
Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta's original 'Best Young British Novelists'. She has published many novels to great acclaim, including My Cleaner and The Flood, which was longlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize. She is the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in London.
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