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The Same Earth by Kei Miller

The Same Earth by Kei Miller

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The Same Earth

by Kei Miller

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008, ISBN 9780297844808, paperback

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, (see photographs)

"It all begins with the theft of Tessa Walcott's polka-dot panties and a river that changes course overnight ... 
When Imelda Richardson leaves the small village of Watersgate, Jamaica, armed only with a small suitcase, she is doing so for the second time.  One of the throng of young Jamaicans who left the island in the 1970s, Imelda's journey has taken her to England, to the home of ganja-growing rebel Purletta Johnson, and the arms of fake Northerner Ozzie.
But when her mother dies Imelda returns to Watersgate.  !983 is still a couple of years shy of the great dancehall explosion in which artistes like Shabba Ranks would sing how he 'loved punany bad', and the village is still dominated by the thundering voice of Pastor Braithwaite.  When Tessa Walcott's panties are stolen she and Imelda decide to set up a Neighbourhood Watch.  But they haven't counted on Paster Braithwaite and the crusading zeal of Evangelist Millie.  As a Pentecostal fervour sweeps through the village, tensions between the old and the new come to a head..."


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