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Synopsis: Sam Selvon's "Moses Ascending" depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who has been in England for some years now represents immigrants who come from all corners of the world to seek a better life. Like many immigrants he is hard-working. After years of living in a dingy basement he saves up enough money to buy a house. Moses calls this his dream house in the beginning of the book but later on he realizes that the house is a piece of garbage.
About the Author: Sam Selvon was born in San Fernando, Trinidad in 1923. In 1950 Selvon left Trinidad for the UK where after hard times of survival he established himself as a writer with A Brighter Sun (1952), An Island is a World (1955), The Lonely Londoners (1956), Ways of Sunlight (1957), Turn Again Tiger (1958), I Hear Thunder (1963), The Housing Lark (1965), The Plains of Caroni (1970), Those Who Eat the Cascadura (1972), Moses Ascending (1975) and Moses Migrating (1983). Hari Kunzru was born in 1969. He published his first novel, The Impressionist in 2002. His second novel, Transmission appeared in 2004 and in 2005 he published Noise, a short story collection. In 2003, Hari Kunzru was named by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Novelists'. He lives in London.
Title: Moses Ascending
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Ed.. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96521218
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Book Condition: Good. 1st Ed.. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86887009
Book Description Davis-Poynter, London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 1st Edition. Hardcover first printing with dustjacket, book is in nearly new condition, the top front corner is slightly turned inward and that is the only book flaw, the dark brown dustjacket has one flaw: overall rubbing to the glossy surface, there are no chips or tears, the original price is present, and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, quite scarce in the original edition. Bookseller Inventory # 029303