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Black Rock

Author: Amanda Smyth
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celia's mother died bringing her into the world. So she lives in Black Rock, Tobago, with her cousins and her aunt Tassi's second husband Roman, a man so sly he could crawl under a snake's belly on stilts. Celia thinks he's the devil, so when he does something that proves her right, she runs away to Trinidad and a new life in service.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
General fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smyth, Amanda.
Black Rock.
London : Serpent's Tail, 2009
(OCoLC)648772233
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Smyth
ISBN: 9781846686962 1846686962
OCLC Number: 276648853
Awards: Winner of Prix du Premier Roman Etranger 2010 (UK)
Short-listed for McKitterick Prize 2010 (UK)
Short-listed for Guyana Prize for Literature 2011 (UK)
Long-listed for Waverton Good Read Award 2010 (UK)
Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Amanda Smyth.

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