Look At You
Look At You by Amanda Smyth -

a moving, sometimes shocking and sometimes funny account of a girl’s growing up in a divided family; shifting between Trinidad and England, while realising a sense of self. Stylish, and emotionally vivid, this arresting book tackles the complexities of identity, displacement and perception.
Price
£10.99
Author(s)
Amanda Smyth
ISBN number
9781845235895
Pages
300
Price
£10.99
Classification
Fiction, Novel
Country setting
England
Ireland
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
Publication date
05 Dec 2024

Written with empathy, and the rigorous, lean prose of Raymond Carver, this is a moving, sometimes shocking, and sometimes funny account, of a girl’s growing up in a divided family. Shifting between Trinidad and England, the heroine attempts to piece together a sense of self, while searching for a place called home.

'Amanda Smyth writes like a descendant of Jean Rhys...a born novelist' ALI SMITH 

‘Smyth’s writing is as lushly beautiful as the landscape she describes’ THE TIMES 

‘Like Alice Walker, Smyth vividly and empathetically re-creates gender and racial tensions’ ELLE MAGAZINE

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Amanda Smyth

Amanda Smyth is Irish Trinidadian, and author of three novels, Black Rock, A Kind of Eden, and most recently, Fortune, which was shorlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
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