The Lost Child, by Caryl Phillips

My first review for BookPage is a review of The Lost Child, the new novel by Caryl Phillips. Phillips is the author of such works as the novels Crossing the River and A Distant Shore and the essay collections A New World Order and Colour Me English. He is known for works about the African diaspora. The subject of his latest work, however, may strike some readers as a departure: a reimagining of the Emily Brontë classic Wuthering Heights.

lostchildBut it’s not as much of a departure as one might think. His clever variation on the tale of Heathcliff and Cathy incorporates such topics as anti-colonialism in the West Indies. The Lost Child yet another thoughtful novel from one of the most curious minds in contemporary literature.

You can read my review here.

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