The White Family

by Maggie Gee | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0863563805 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 3/17/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
This is one of the thirty books I acquired on a tour of Knaresborough's charity shops this morning in an attempt to stock up on reading material before this vulnerable 70+ oldie is confined to quarters as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.

From Google Overview: "This ambitious, groundbreaking novel takes on the taboo subject of racial hatred as it looks for the roots of violence within the family and within British society. The Whites are an ordinary British family. Alfred White, a London park keeper, still rules his home with fierce conviction and inarticulate tenderness. May, his clever, passive wife loves Alfred but conspires against him. Their three children are no longer close; the elder son has left for America and the youngest son is a virulent racist. The daughter is involved in an interracial relationship with a black social worker. When the father’s sudden illlness forces the children to come together, their deep fears and prejudices come to the surface, raising issues about kinship, trust, and hatred. Maggie Gee expertly illustrates the tensions and prevailing social problems of modern day England in this fascinating novel."

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The weird tale of the weird White family and others that they come into contact with. I can't say I'd want to meet any one of them, anywhere, any time . . .

Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Phone Box in Aldwark, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 10, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (7/10/2020 UTC) at Phone Box in Aldwark, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


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