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Fruit of the Lemon: A Novel

Fruit of the Lemon: A Novel - Andrea Levy Not the normal book that I would read, but took a punt as it was a winner of the orange prize and Whitbread prize.It concerns a girl born in the UK to Jamaican immigrants, and how she grows up with her brother. She is generally getting along fine, has a good job, is living with other people in a house, before coming up against the horrors of racial violence. Shee suffers a breakdown, and her parent decide to send her to Jamaica to spend time with the family that never left there.Whilst there, her aunt takes her under her wing and tells had about the family that she knows nothing of.Overall it wasn't too bad, the writing flows nicely, and the story is ok, but I wasn't keen on the way that the book is sectioned quite abruptly as it doesn't hang together as well as it could.

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