Me Dying Trial

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Pearson Education, 1993 - Fiction - 192 pages
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"Gwennie lives in a sleepy rural Jamaican backwater. Weighed down by a wayward brood of children and trapped in her unhappy marriage to Walter, she seeks solace in the company of her friends. Soon she is faced with a hard choice: does she flee from her past and the everyday cruelties of family life, or is she to remain a victim of her sense of duty?" "Me Dying Trial is a poignant tale of a woman's response to sudden change. It combines lightness and joie de vivre with an infinite sadness."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Anyone with a love of West Indian literature should real ME DYING TRIAL. Likewise, those with an interest in the gay and lesbian literature that has been coming from Caribbean writers over the past ... Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Powell was born in Jamaica and emigrated to the United States. She received her B.A. in English literature from Wellesley College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Brown. She is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Harvard.

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