Caryl Phillips’ complex portrayal of two outsiders in an English village shows them finding a comfort in each other's presence that alleviates their isolation.

The English village is a place where people come to lick their wounds. Dorothy has walked away from a bad thirty-year marriage, an affair gone sour and a dangerous obsession. Meanwhile, although all he has in common with the English is a shared language, Solomon hopes that his new country will provide him with a safe haven. The two outsiders meet, and gradually a bond is formed.

The Man Booker Prize 2003
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Secker & Warburg
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Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips

About the Author

Caryl Phillips is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, including Crossing the River, shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize.
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Other nominated books by Caryl Phillips

Crossing The River