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Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips

·3.61·4,391 Ratings
“ Pretending to not be afraid is as good as actually not being afraid. ” ― David Letterman
Authors' Books
  • Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission

    2001·
    ·3.67·70 Ratings
    An Anchor Books OriginalSeventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literar
  • The Final Passage

    1995·
    ·3.39·125 Ratings
    From the British-West Indian novelist who is rapidly emerging as the bard of the African diaspora comes a haunting work about the final passage the exodus of black West Indians from their impoverished islands to the uncertain opportunities of England. In
  • A Distant Shore

    2005·
    ·3.59·437 Ratings
    Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining
  • Crossing the River

    1995·
    ·3.75·577 Ratings
    From the acclaimed author of Cambridge comes an ambitious, formally inventive, and intensely moving evocation of the scattered offspring of Africa. It begins in a year of failing crops and desperate foolishness, which forces a father to sell his three chi
  • Dancing in the Dark

    2006·
    ·3.55·121 Ratings
    In this searing novel, Caryl Phillips reimagines the life of the first black entertainer in the U.S. to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune. After years of struggling for success on the stage, Bert Williams (1874—1922), the child of recent immi
  • The Nature of Blood

    1997·
    ·3.7·317 Ratings
    A German Jewish girl whose life is destroyed by the atrocities of World War II . . . her uncle, who undermines the sureties of his own life in order to fight for Israeli statehood . . . the Jews of a 15th-century Italian ghetto . . Othello, newly arrived
  • The Atlantic Sound

    2000·
    ·3.62·127 Ratings
    Liverpool, England; Accra, Ghana; Charleston, South Carolina. These were the points of the triangle forming the major route of the transatlantic slave trade. And these are the cities that acclaimed author Caryl Phillips explores--physically, historically,
  • Cambridge

    1993·
    ·3.25·441 Ratings
    A prim and increasingly apprehensive Englishwoman observing the peculiarities—and barely veiled brutality—of a sugar plantation in the nineteenth-century West Indies. A devout black slave whose profoundly Christian sense of justice is about to cost hi
  • The Lost Child

    2015·
    ·3.23·309 Ratings
    Caryl Phillips reimagines Emily Bronte's melodramatic "Wuthering Heights", weaving the past and the present into a modern story of exile and difference.Caryl Phillips's The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fi
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