skip to content
Crossing the river Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Crossing the river

Author: Caryl Phillips
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A desperate foolishness. The crops failed. I sold my children."
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caryl Phillips
ISBN: 0747514976 9780747514978
OCLC Number: 28818300
Notes: A novel.
Awards: Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 1993
Description: 237 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Caryl Phillips.

Abstract:

Two brothers and a sister are sold into slavery. This novel tells the story of the various stages of their diasporan lives. In different countries, continents and centuries they try to survive the  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28818300> # Crossing the river
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "28818300" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1120426> ; # Slavery
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/10379403#Thing/english_fiction> ; # English fiction
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/10379403#Topic/slavery> ; # Slavery
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/Fic/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.914/e20/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/61589936> ; # Caryl Phillips
   schema:datePublished "1993" ;
   schema:description ""A desperate foolishness. The crops failed. I sold my children.""@en ;
   schema:description "So begins Caryl Phillips's superb new novel: a voice speaking out of a distant past, describing the consequences of his desperation - his daughter and two sons condemned to the hold of an English slave ship bound for America in 1753. What follow are the stories of these children: Nash, Martha and Travis. Yet as the narrative unfolds, we come to understand that although they are his children, they are also all of slavery's children: Nash, returning to Africa in the 1830s a Christian-educated adult, a missionary to the new territory of Liberia, slowly becoming a part of the world his 'masters' intended him to convert ... Martha, her own daughter and husband sold away from her, settling in the American 'wild west' of the late nineteenth century, freeing herself from slavery but never from the weight of 'such misery in one life' ..."@en ;
   schema:description "Travis, an American GI stationed in a small Yorkshire village during the Second World War, finding an acceptance in England that he doesn't know at home and that he may not be able to promise his half-English son ... These brilliantly resonant stories - along with the slave ship captain's journal and the lamentations of the children's father - become a 'many-tongued chorus of a common memory' so vivid and powerful that it bridges the gaps between continents and centuries, inextricably linking the many generations of the African diaspora, one to the other. Crossing the River - masterfully conceived and crafted, driven by a powerful emotional force - is a bold confirmation of Caryl Phillips's singular gifts."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/10379403> ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Crossing the river"@en ;
   schema:productID "28818300" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28818300#PublicationEvent/london_bloomsbury_1993> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/10379403#Agent/bloomsbury> ; # Bloomsbury
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780747514978> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9407482> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28818300> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1120426> # Slavery
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Slavery"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/61589936> # Caryl Phillips
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Phillips" ;
   schema:givenName "Caryl" ;
   schema:name "Caryl Phillips" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780747514978>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0747514976" ;
   schema:isbn "9780747514978" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.