THE POLISHED HOE is an epic symphony of Caribbean life.
Layers of disturbing history slowly unfold through one woman's intimate, murderous confession.
Mary-Mathilda - the fair-skinned mistress of a cruel plantation manager - tells her story in an exquisite, dancing vernacular and it is the story of a life, a culture, a time gone by.
But its meditation on love, loss and sacrifice, and its explorations of lives distorted by the horrors of racism are utterly contemporary.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780954130381