The Polished Hoe: A Novel
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This novel, by a Canadian writer born in Barbados, explores the brutality of plantation life, not as it was experienced in the fields but in the subtler cruelties inflicted on a worker named Mary, who, as a girl, catches the manager's eye and then becomes his favored mistress and the mother of his only son. Forced into a life of loveless "fooping" but also one of material comfort and privilege, Mary is separated both from her own people and from the white establishment, and spends decades in her "home-prison" contemplating the "ritual and arrangement of life on the Plantation." With an obvious affection for Caribbean cadence and its rum-soaked asides, Clarke unfolds Mary's story through the meandering statement she gives to the police after she has taken gruesome revenge on her "master" using the hoe of the title, the very tool that his attentions enabled her to drop.
Journal Entry 2
Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 27, 2014
Released 4 yrs ago (12/27/2014 UTC) at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Sending to hyphen8 -- a wishlist tag. I tried reading the first 50 or so pages of this and couldn't get into it. Hope you have better luck with it!
Journal Entry 3
Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Arrived today as a
- thank you!
Journal Entry 4
Lowe's Home Improvement in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, June 30, 2018
Released 1 yr ago (6/30/2018 UTC) at Lowe's Home Improvement in Honolulu, Hawaii USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Friday, June 29, 2018: left with the hoes (and other garden tools). (Larger photo here
Released for gypsysmom's Canada Days challenge
and babypooh's Allergic to A challenge
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