Fruit of the Lemon

Fruit of the Lemon

Book - 2007
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Content with her life in England and delighted with her first job in the costume department of BBC television, Faith Jackson is stunned when her parents announce that they are moving "home" to Jamaica, an announcement that threatens Faith's fragile sense of identity and forces her to come to terms with the racism she encounters in her daily life.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2007.
Edition: 1st Picador ed.
ISBN: 9780312426644
031242664X
Branch Call Number: FIC LEVY, ANDREA
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 21 cm.

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uncommonreader
Jul 29, 2012

This is the story of a family; the parents emigrated from Jamaica. The daughter lives in the white world and visits Jamaica and learns of her roots and family.

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Peregrine
Dec 16, 2010

An interesting exploration of racism and racial identity through the eyes of the daughter of Jamaican immigrants living in London. Faith Jackson is stumbling through young adulthood and attempting to ignore her own race until she comes upon the aftermath of a hate-motivated attack on the black proprietor of a left-wing bookstore. When she takes to her bed and refuses to get up to go to work or visit family, her parents decide to send her to Jamaica where she can discover her roots through her Aunt Coral. Her aunt recounts the history of Faith's ancestors and opens her eyes to what it means to be Jamaican and a person of colour.

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