How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones audiobook

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: A Novel

By Cherie Jones
Read by Danielle Vitalis

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9781472268778
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A debut novel in the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, from a brilliant Caribbean writer, set in Barbados, about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called "paradise." In Baxter Beach, Barbados, moneyed ex-pats clash with the locals who often end up serving them: braiding their hair, minding their children, and selling them drugs. Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the Baxter Beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men driven by desperation and greed who attempt a crime that will risk their freedom -- and their lives.

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Summary

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A Good Morning America Selection

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A debut novel in the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, from a brilliant Caribbean writer, set in Barbados, about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called "paradise."

In Baxter Beach, Barbados, moneyed ex-pats clash with the locals who often end up serving them: braiding their hair, minding their children, and selling them drugs. Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the Baxter Beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men driven by desperation and greed who attempt a crime that will risk their freedom -- and their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Danielle Vitalis’s slow, dreamlike performance is perfect for the tragic story of Lala…Jones’s novel as delivered by Vitalis sounds more like poetry than prose. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The novel’s a stunner.” Washington Post
“Devastatingly good.” Entertainment Weekly
“Searing…exposing fault lines of resentment, love as ephemeral as a tropical breeze.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A hard-hitting and unflinching novel from a bold new writer who tackles head-on the brutal extremes of patriarchal abuse.” Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize–winning author

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Author Bio: Cherie Jones

Author Bio: Cherie Jones

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English