9781432856373-1432856375-Housegirl (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)

Housegirl (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)

ISBN-13: 9781432856373
ISBN-10: 1432856375
Edition: Large type / Large print
Author: Donkor, Michael
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Format: Library Binding 489 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781432856373
ISBN-10: 1432856375
Edition: Large type / Large print
Author: Donkor, Michael
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Format: Library Binding 489 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Donkor, Michael wrote Housegirl (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice) comprising 489 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1432856375 and 9781432856373. Since then Housegirl (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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One of The Observer's "New Faces of Fiction"

A moving and unexpectedly funny exploration of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness, Michael Donkor's debut novel follows three adolescent girls grappling with a shared experience: the joys and sorrows of growing up.

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. Eleven-years-old and irrepressible, 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--until now. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, they decide that sensible Belinda is the shining example Amma needs.

So Belinda must leave Mary behind as she is summoned from Ghana to London, where she tries to impose order on her unsettling new world. As summer turns to autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover common ground. But when the cracks in their defenses open up, the secrets they have both been holding tightly threaten to seep out.

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