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More informationWinner of the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for his novel The Polished Hoe, Austin Clarke is among Canada’s most celebrated authors. More follows Barbados native and Toronto resident Idora Morrison, who cannot muster the desire to rise one morning. Her husband has left her, her son has chosen gang life, and societal prejudices have slowly chipped away at her resolve.
“… at the height of his literary power, Clarke boldly challenges, and transforms, Canadian sense and sensibility.”—Globe & Mail