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The Longest Memory By Fred D'aguiar

The Longest Memory by Fred D'aguiar

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Summary

The tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write; in falling in love with a white girl, the daughter of his owner, and finally in trying to escape and joining her in the free North.

The Longest Memory Summary

The Longest Memory by Fred D'aguiar

Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, in falling in love with a white girl, the daughter of his owner, and, finally, in trying to escape and join her in the free North. For his attempt to flee, he is whipped to death in front of his family, and this brutal event is the pivot around which the story evolves.

The Longest Memory Reviews

A haunting novel whose brevity and directness belie the depths of tragedy it plumbs. -- Aida Edemariam * The Guardian (London) *
D'Aguiar marks his accomplished arrival as a novelist with this compelling and compassionate work -- Sean Coughlan * The Times *
A short book that speaks volumes about slavery... Keeping his page taut with compression and compassion, D'Aguiar makes The Longest Memory hard to forget -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times *
This deceptively simple book resonates long after it is finished -- Paula Burnett * New Statesman and Society *

About Fred D'aguiar

Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 and raised in Guyana and south-east London. He now lives in Florida, where he teaches English at the University of Miami. Author of four novels and four books of poetry, he has been awarded the University of Kent's T.S. Eliot prize for poetry, the Guyanese National Poetry Award and the Malcolm X prize for poetry. He also won the 1994 Whitbread First Novel Award and the David Higham Award for The Longest Memory.

Additional information

GOR001367148
9780099462217
0099462214
The Longest Memory by Fred D'aguiar
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-07-06
144
Winner of David Higham Prize for Fiction 1994 Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1994 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1994
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