Sugar Money by Jane Harris

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Read Sugar Money Online Free - The stunning return from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of The Observations and Gillespie and I

'A vivid, perfectly paced tale of slavery and freedom, innocence and experience, love and despair, Sugar Money is told in an unforgettably beautiful language. What a stunning writer Jane Harris is, mastering an extremely harrowing and complex subject and making it into art.' AMANDA CRAIG

Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master, Father Cleophas, with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back the 42 slaves claimed by English invaders at the hospital plantation in Fort Royal. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions about the dangers they will face. But with no choice other than to obey Cleophas - and sensing the possibility, however remote, of finding his first love Celeste - he sets out with his brother on this 'reckless venture'.

With great characters, a superb narrative set up, and language that is witty, bawdy and thrillingly alive, Sugar Money is a novel to treasure.



Title : Sugar Money
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ISBN : 0571336922
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Reviews


Paul rated it ★★★★★

November 25, 2017

This is one of those saddening times in history, specifically, for the inhumane treatment of people (slaves) on the islands of Granada and Martinique. The author allowed me to eavesdrop into the story that contained snippets of Creole (Kréyòl), a sprinkle of French and a dose of clipped English (...


Didi rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

Sugar Money is a very well written historical fiction that is based on a real even to that took place in Grenada 1765. Not knowing that much about the Caribbean I decided to pick this one up. I'm glad I did despite some of the torturous passages I read to read about the brutality the English put...


Alice rated it ★★★★★

January 09, 2018

Well written, engrossing and nearly impossible to put down.


Jill rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

Is it possible to combine literary historical fiction that focuses on yet another instance of man’s inhumanity to man with a gripping adventure that keeps readers on the edge of their seats? Before reading Sugar Money, I would have voted “no”. Horrific tragedies like the horrors of Caribbean slave...


Rowizyx rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2017

Mi è piaciuta la scelta della trama e come l'autrice ha deciso di trattare gli eventi storici romanzandoli ma senza perdere la veridicità della storia. Non conoscevo questo particolare avvenimento storico e sono stata raggelata per buona parte del libro. Mi fermo a tre stelle però perché ho detest...


Anne rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

I always say that I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but when I think back, some of my all-time favourite books are, in fact, historical fiction. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Jane Harris's first novel The Observations sit there on my 'much-loved books' shelf. It's almost...


Allison rated it ★★★★★

July 29, 2017

5 stars for this novel about slavery in Grenada and Martinique. I don't think I can convey how good this novel is. Jane Harris is the writer of The Observations and Gillespie & I, both of which are memorable and wonderful, so I had very high expectations for Sugar Money - and my expectations h...


Abby rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2017

“Cane is sugar, sugar is money” Emile This novel is almost like three separate novels in one! It is a sensational story of a brave adventure. Yet there are obviously added dark elements, due to the slavery theme. It is also a story of the bonds of brotherhood and love. It really will pull at your...


Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

November 01, 2017

It's been a few days since I finished reading  Sugar Money , Jane Harris's third novel. But I've still got Lucien, the 12-year-old narrator, chatting away inside my head in his mash-up of English, French and Creole. I'm still worried about whether he'll be okay. The characters in this book really...


Umut rated it ★★★☆☆

December 13, 2017

First of all, thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sugar Money is a novel that takes place in the sad times of slavery. Our main characters are Lucien and Emile who are slaves set in the slave colonies of Martinique and...





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