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The Long Song

The Long Song

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Orange Prize for Fiction (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize (nominee)
Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed as 'a triumph' (San Francisco Chronicle). It won both the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and has sold over a million copies worldwide. With The Long Song, Levy once again reinvents the historical novel.

Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her 'Marguerite.'

Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her 'freedom.' It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son's persistent questioning, July's resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 1444803514 / 9781444803518
Publisher: Charnwood
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April 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0374192170 / 9780374192174 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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January 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0670064114 / 9780670064113 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton CA
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February 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755359402 / 9780755359400 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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February 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755377125 / 9780755377121 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Long Song: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0312571143 / 9780312571146 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755359429 / 9780755359424 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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January 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0143173952 / 9780143173953 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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October 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755378113 / 9780755378111 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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October 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 075538332X / 9780755383320 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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February 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755359410 / 9780755359417 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : Audio CD
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755384008 / 9780755384006 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2010 : Audio CD
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 1405507802 / 9781405507806 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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2010 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 1408482347 / 9781408482346 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: The Long Song: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Levy

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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February 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy

Publisher: Review
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