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Dog-Heart

Dog-Heart is a novel about the well-meaning attempt of a middle-class single mother to transform the life of a boy from the ghetto who she meets on the street.

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Author(s)
Diana McCaulay
ISBN
9781845231231
Pages
244
Price
£9.99
Classification
Fiction, Novels
Setting
Jamaica
Date published
15 Mar 2010

Set in present-day, urban Jamaica, Dog-Heart tells the story from two alternating points of view – those of the woman and the boy. They speak in the two languages of Jamaica that sometimes overlap, sometimes display their different origins and world views. Whilst engaging the reader in a tense and absorbing narrative, the novel deals seriously with issues of race and class, the complexity of relationships between people of very different backgrounds, and the difficulties faced by individuals seeking to bring about social change by their own actions.

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Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican writer, newspaper columnist and environmental activist. She has written two novels, Dog-Heart (March 2010) and Huracan (July 2012), published by PeepalTree Press. Both novels met with critical acclaim and have broken local publishing records.

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