The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

Author(s): Monique Roffey
Original Publish Date: May 17, 2011
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Product Number: Z100127975
Released: Aug 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792778820
Narrator/s: Adjoa Andoh
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A beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad. Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of post-colonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy. When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage endures for better or worse, despite growing political unrest and racial tensions that affect their daily lives. But when George finds a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the discovery sets off a devastating series of consequences as other secrets begin to emerge.

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Author(s): Monique Roffey
Product Number EB00398494
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101514054

Professional reviews

"Issues of colonialism and postcolonial living collide with the heartbreak of an outwardly loveless marriage. Narrator Adjoa Andoh becomes each of the characters in turn, flawlessly giving voice to a variety of accents--from the languid and lilting cadence of the natives of Trinidad to the clipped and imperial English of the main character, Sabine. In addition to being a virtual chameleon in the realm of accents, Andoh portrays both men and women with equal ease and breathes life into each character so that the listener is apt to forget that anyone is narrating at all. As a result, THE WHITE WOMAN ON THE GREEN BICYCLE is less of a listen and more of an experience. J.L.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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