A Tall History of Sugar

Curdella Forbes

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 4th Feb '21


A vivid epic following an unusual couple’s mysterious love affair from childhood to adulthood, across rural Jamaica and England

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SKU: 9781786898708



‘Brimming with magic, passion and history’ New York Times’Captivating from the very first page’ Jennifer EganShortlisted for the Fiction category in the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean LiteratureDiscovered amidst a tangle of sea grape trees, Moshe Fisher’s provenance is a thing of myth and mystery; his unusual appearance, with blueish, translucent skin and duo-toned hair, only serves to compound his mystique. Equally feared and ridiculed by peers as he grows up, he finds a surprising kindred soul in the striking and bold Arrienne Christie, but their complex relationship is fraught with obstacles that tear them apart as powerfully as they are drawn together. Beginning in the late 1950s, four years before Jamaica’s independence from colonial rule, A Tall History of Sugar’s epic love story sweeps between a rural Jamaica, scarred by the legacies of colonialism, and an England increasingly riven by race riots and class division.

Additional information

Weight 0.248 kg
Dimensions 22 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 368