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in categories:Fiction, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, World - Latin America & Caribbean,
Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte
£9.99 paperback Akashic Books (2006)
Black Marks is the story of Georgette Collins, who grew up between worlds - black and white, gay and straight, wealthy and working class, West Indian and American.
Georgette attempts to reconstruct her splintered past: from her Jamaican childhood to her teenage immersion in Boston and New York nightlife, and, more recently, into the reclusive silence of a library.
Despite her struggles, Georgette's first-person voice is infectious, intelligent, funny, and capable of both warmth and irony.
"This is a wonderfully intelligent novel, Hoyte explores a young woman's complicated struggle to come to terms with her fractured past. Full of vivid characters and lovely sensual details... A splendid debut."
ISBN 13: 9781888451849 | ISBN 10: 188845184x
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