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A Distant Shore
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 8, 2005
Pages 277
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400034505
ISBN-10 1400034507
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Moving into a new bungalow on an English village housing estate, retired teacher Dorothy meets night watchman Solomon, an illegal immigrant, in a tale that recounts their experiences as solitary outsiders in a hostile world. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible.
With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips retraces the paths that lead Dorothy and Solomon to their meeting point: her failed marriage and ruinous obsession with a younger man, the horrors he witnessed as a soldier in his disintegrating native land, and the cruelty he encounters as a stranger in his new one. Intimate and panoramic, measured and shattering, A Distant Shore charts the oceanic expanses that separate people from their homes, their hearts, and their selves.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780436205644 Book cover for 9781400041091
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 2003)
9781400041091 | details & prices | 277 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Moving into a new bungalow in an English village, retired teacher Dorothy meets night watchman Solomon, an illegal immigrant, in a tale that recounts their experiences as solitary outsiders in a hostile world.
from Vintage Uk (March 20, 2003)
9780436205644 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $26.75
About: Dorothy has taken early retirement and walked away from a bad marriage, an affair gone sour and a dangerous obsession.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (March 8, 2005)
9781400034505 | details & prices | 277 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Moving into a new bungalow on an English village housing estate, retired teacher Dorothy meets night watchman Solomon, an illegal immigrant, in a tale that recounts their experiences as solitary outsiders in a hostile world.

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