Hand Me Down World

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Knopf Canada, Nov 2, 2010 - Missing children - 313 pages
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From the author of the beloved, bestsellingMister Pip: a novel about a mother's search for her stolen child. A novel you can't stop thinking about.

A woman washes up on a beach in Sicily. She has come from Tunisia to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid's uniform and a homemade knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers — some generous, some malevolent — to guide her passage north. These strangers tell of their encounters with her, building her story in fragments of memory, prejudice and sentiment into a moving work of sacrifice and love.Hand Me Down Worldtells an epic story about the courage of a mother, the versions of truth to which we accommodate our lives, and love's ultimate power to redeem us.

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This is a story about a woman whose child is stolen from her by his father. With few resources, she leaves her home in Tunisia and travel to Berlin to find her son. The story is told in a unique way ... Read full review

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

A young African woman who gives birth only to have her son heartlessly taken from her undertakes an unbelievable journey to Germany to find her child. Along the way she meets helpers and heartlessness ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

LLOYD JONES was born in New Zealand in 1955. His bestselling novelMister Pipwon the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His earlier novels (now republished by Vintage Canada) includeThe Book of Fame— which won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize —Here at the End of the World We Learn to DanceandBiografi. Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington.

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