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Housegirl

Author: Michael Donkor
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Belinda knows how to follow the rules; as a housegirl, she has learned the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi. Mary is still learning the rules; the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had. Amma has had enough of the rules; a straight-A student at her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Donkor
ISBN: 9781432856373 1432856375
OCLC Number: 1044777093
Notes: "Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice."
Description: 489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Other Titles: House girl
Responsibility: Michael Donkor.

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Belinda knows how to follow the rules; as a housegirl, she has learned the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi. Mary is still learning the rules; the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had. Amma has had enough of the rules; a straight-A student at her exclusive London school, she has always been the pride of her Ghanaian parents. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, the family decide that sensible Belinda is the shining example Amma needs. Belinda is summoned from Ghana to London, where she tries to impose order on her unsettling new world. Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover common ground-- but the secrets they have both been holding begin to seep out.

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