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SLEEP ON, BELOVED.

Foster, Cecil.

ISBN 10: 039422387X / ISBN 13: 9780394223872
Published by RANDOM HOUSE OF CANADA. TORONTO 1995, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED & dated by Cecil Foster on the title page. Fine in dj. Barbados born author's SECOND novel.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 5246

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Title: SLEEP ON, BELOVED.

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE OF CANADA. TORONTO 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Ona Morgan is a passionate, determined woman who leaves her Jamaican home, her friends, traditions, and her newborn daughter, Suzanne, to come to North America. It takes twelve long years before Suzanne and Ona are reunited.

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When Cecil Foster's No Man in the House was published, E. Annie Proulx proclaimed that "he shows the brave characters of West Indian women as no one else has." Now, in Sleep On, Beloved, Foster tells the moving story of a Caribbean immigrant woman who leaves behind everything in order to build a better life for her family.
Ona Morgan is a passionate, determined woman who leaves her Jamaican home, her friends and traditions, and her newborn daughter, Suzanne, to come to North America. Thwarted by the demons of bad luck, lack of money, and an unfortunate marriage, Ona is plunged into an alien culture and a painful struggle against racism. As her young daughter grows up in Jamaica, devotedly cared for by her beloved grandmother, Ona must defer her plans to bring Suzanne to Toronto again and again.
It takes twelve long years before Suzanne and Ona are reunited. But Suzanne cannot warm to this mother who left her behind, and who never prepared her for the harsh realities of life in North America. Now Ona is left to struggle with the rebelliousness of her beloved daughter.
Ona and Suzanne find themselves locked in battle, each too proud and too damaged to ask for help. Suzanne punishes her mother by hiding the obedient, devout Suzanne of Jamaica and creating a new, urban Suzanne--hard, rebellious, and detached. It is only when Ona, overwhelmed by worldly pressures, becomes utterly lost that Suzanne allows her true self to emerge--strong, resourceful, and able to rebuild her mother's shattered hopes.

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