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Black Rock (UK) A M E De Celia Morreu Ao D La Luz Quando Uma Alma Chega, Outra Tem De Partir, Como Diz A Tia Tassi Criada Nos Tr Picos De Tobago Por Uma Tia Que A Adora E Um Tio Que Ela Julga Ser O Diabo, O Destino Da Menina Ganha Voz Nas Palavras Amb Guas Do Adivinho Onde Crescem Limas, N O Nascem Laranjas Um Cruel Acontecimento, Que Vem Provar A Maldade Do Tio, Faz Com Que Celia Fuja Para Trindade, Em Busca De Uma Vida Nova E Libertadora Um Romance L Rico, Escrito Em Harmonia Com A Riqueza Da Paisagem Tropical E Com O Toque Sobrenatural Do Imagin Rio Da Sua Gente.


10 thoughts on “Black Rock (UK)

  1. says:

    Celia knows that her mother died in childbirth and that her father, a white Englishman, wanted nothing to do with her, but she daydreams about one day taking the long trip to Southampton, England, to track her father down Surely once he meets her he ll want to get to know her When Celia has to deliver limes to Mrs Jeremiah, who is rumoured to be clairvoyant, she s warned that she will be hurt by her Aunt s husband Roman Mrs Jeremiah also issues the following prophesy Men will want you like they want a glass of rum to drink you up and pee you out One man will love you But you won t love him You will harm him You will destroy his life The one you love will break your heart in two You ll die in a foreign place She tosses Celia a lump of black rock to act as a talisman and Celia runs away as Mrs Jeremiah tries to exorcise her.When Mrs Jeremiah s warning about Roman comes true, Celia flees Tobago There she starts to rebuild her life helped by the kindness of a young man she meets on the boat who looks after her and finds her employment with an English family who live in Trinidad Celia soon finds happiness but how long will it last I chose this book on my Book Spa day, because Amanda Smyth appeared at the Bath Literature Festival talking about this, her debut novel, and the shop s owner, Nic said the book had been selling out as soon as it came in which is always encouraging I liked the ...


  2. says:

    Drama, drama, drama This reads like a Brazilian soap opera.I quite liked it even if I knew exactly where it was going around the page 120 This is your typical story about women with its usual themes of love, betrayal, pregnancy, motherhood.What I liked most about the book is...


  3. says:

    You should know, going in, that Black Rock is tremendously difficult to read It s not the writing, the language, or the setting all are ok, some nice descriptions of scenery and the dialogue gives a sense of place that other islanders have commented is representative The difficulty comes with both our heroine, her voice, and the plot If nothing else Black Rock is a story of manipulation, entrapment, and abuse of women of both races but honestly th...


  4. says:

    I ve read a proof copy of this, it isn t out yet It s full of lovely writing She s a mate in my writer s group so of course I m very biased And I m going to the launch in March in the Trinidad Tobago embassy in London I ll add later.Later It is out now I think in America it will be called something different ah found it Lime Tree Can t Bear Orange The Guardian gave it a good review on Saturday There are hints of Jean Rhys s Wide Sargasso Sea throughout Smyth s hypnotic, eerie novel The setting is colonial 1950s West Indies Celia d Abadie is 16, a promising pupil in Black Rock, Tobago, living uneasily with secretive, superstitious Aunt Tassi and Tassi s predatory partner Roman Celia s original parentage is vague a mother dead in childbirth, an unknown father in England After being raped by Roman, she escapes to Trinidad, where she later takes a job as nanny to the wealthy Dr Rodriguez and his unstable, homesick English wi...


  5. says:

    Lime Tree Can t Bear Orange takes place in Trinidad The story follows a young woman as she comes of age After she is assaulted by her step father, she flees her home and embarks on a tumultuous journey She engages in cliche love affair with her new boss father of the household she nannies for , and becomes pregnant Overall, I found the book very enjoyable, although somewhat predictable the author lays clues throughout the story and cliche up until the end Even though I had guessed one of the surprise revelations, I was still thrown by the ending It was one of the rare occasions for me, where the surpr...


  6. says:

    Lovely Celia leaves an unbearable situation in her home on Tobago to make her way on Trinidad Hardworking and intelligent in some ways, she still permits herself to be used by those with power granted by their race and privilege A soothsayer s predictions come true leading to a possibly tragic concl...


  7. says:

    This book was another one of my Read Around the World selections It is set in Trinidad Tobago and tells the story of a young woman who is alone except for her aunt, cousins and evil uncle As Celia grows up it seems that bad luck follows her like a shadow But how much of the bad luck is caused by Celia herself Sometimes I wanted to just shake this character and say, Wake Up, these people are using you A short but engaging book, I found...


  8. says:

    definitely some good writing throughout the novel and it takes place in trinidad and tobago it was nice to read about an island that is so close to home for me however, the main character goes through so many bad luck phases, it is hard to read this book and have one moment of happiness towards the end there were many, many twists and turns which turned a novel that started off so strong into an intense soap opera but according to my mother, this is the epitome of island lifei guess so a...


  9. says:

    This was very compelling The content created some mixed emotions toward the main character She seemed like a lost soul to me just trying to find her way through life I did not always agree with the choices ...


  10. says:

    Foi pelo t tulo que veio at mim, uma amiga gostou e ofereceu me Gostei da tropicalidade, da descri o das paisagens, dos cheiros e dos sabores, mais do que a hist ria Apesar das in meras descri es, uma leitura r pida, n o fossem alguns acontecimentos que me parecem demasiado detalhados e i...