In the Castle of My Skin

In the Castle of My Skin - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'They won't know you, the you that's hidden somewhere in the castle of your skin'

Nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief crab catching, teasing preachers and playing among the pumpkin vines. His sleepy fishing village in 1930s Barbados is overseen by the English landlord who lives on the hill, just as their 'Little England' is watched over by the Mother Country. Yet gradually, G. finds himself awakening to the violence and injustice that lurk beneath the apparent order of things. As the world he knows begins to crumble, revealing the bruising secret at its heart, he is spurred ever closer to a life-changing decision. Lyrical and unsettling, George Lamming's autobiographical coming-of-age novel is a story of tragic innocence amid the collapse of colonial rule.

'Rich and riotous' The Times

'Its poetic imaginative writing has never been surpassed' Tribune

Book information

ISBN: 9780241296066
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 15849
Number of pages: xx, 339
Weight: 272g
Height: 198mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 23mm