Beginning on PBS Masterpiece Theater a week from Sunday is a two-part series based on Andrea Levy’s Small Island.

About Jamaicans coming to London to find a better life in the late 1940’s, the book won both the Orange and the Whitbread Prizes in 2004. It was well-reviewed here, with the San Francisco Chronicle called it a “triumph,” lauding the author’s remarkable narrative skills,

Using multiple narrative voices and regular flashbacks, the plot unfolds fanlike, from the middle. Where some authors risk frustrating the reader with several narratives, Levy uses the technique like a prose conductor.

Picador has released a tie-in.

Small Island
Andrea Levy
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Picador – (2010-03-30)
ISBN / EAN: 0312429525 / 9780312429522

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