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Bethany Bettany by Fred D'Aguiar
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A Caribbean country on the verge of collapse. A small town called Boundary. A rambling house inhabited by three generations of the Abrahams family, And a little girl who is trying to make sense of it all...Bethany Bettany is five years old when her father dies and her mother leaves her to fend for herself in the Abrahams household. The place simmers with resentment: her uncles and aunts think her mother killed her father; her grandmother has not left her room since her grandfather disappeared. Bethany is the scapegoat for it all. Taunted, beaten, despised she retreats into silence and leans to make herself invisible. In Bethany, D'Aguiar has created both a loveable character and a symbol for the search of a nation to make itself whole. If Boundary is Guyana, then Bethany Bettany - a girl torn between two names - is the spirit of its people poised for flight.

Author Biography

Fred D'Aguiar is a poet and novelist. Born in 1960, he was raised in Guyana and London. He now lives in Florida, where he teaches at the University of Miami. His first novel, The Longest Memory, won the 1994 Whitbread First Novel Award.
Release date NZ
October 7th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
320
Dimensions
132x199x22
ISBN-13
9780099443575
Product ID
1644449

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