A Tall History of Sugar

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Canongate Books is offering 5 advanced reading copies of A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes to 7 reading groups. To enter please contact the named contact below and let us know why your reading group would love to read this, and if you are happy to review this for us.

Discovered a tangle of sea grape trees by the childless Rachel Fisher, baby Moshe’s provenance is a thing of myth and mystery; his unusual appearance, with blueish, translucent skin and duo-toned hair, only serves to compound his mystique.

Equally feared and ridiculed by peers as he grows up, he finds a surprising kindred soul in the striking and bold Arrienne Christie, but their complex relationship is fraught with obstacles that tear them apart as powerfully as they are drawn together.

Beginning in the late 1950s, four years before Jamaica’s independence from colonial rule, A Tall History of Sugar’s epic love story sweeps between a rural Jamaica, scarred by the legacies of colonialism, and an England increasingly riven by race riots and class division.

‘Captivating from the very first page’ Jennifer Egan

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