Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Small Island



"A black man was running from four whites while several more black men chased them.  The ground tremored under their big boots."


--  Small Island by Andrea Levy.

I am back to reading Small Island, after having been distracted by Up in the Old Hotel for a couple of weeks. This one was slow for me to get into, but now that I am in, I don't want to leave. Great book!

This teaser is from a pivotal scene in which the hero, Gilbert Joseph, a British RAF volunteer from Jamaica stationed in England during WWII, finds himself in the middle of a Jim Crow-style standoff with American GIs in a movie theater, trying to watch Gone With the Wind.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.




13 comments :

Kathy Martin said...

The teaser sound interesting. I am glad you are enjoying the book. Mine is from The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston. It is a much lighter story. Happy reading!

Diane said...

I have been meaning to read this book. Hope u r liking it!

Marce said...

That sounds interesting indeed.

Mine is here.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday-angel-star-by-jennifer.html

Jennifer said...

Intense teaser. This looks like a book I may need to read. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesdays-the-blind-contessas-new-machine.html

nfmgirl said...

Thanks for adding a new book to my Wish List! Sounds good!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Oh no! I hope they don’t catch him. I hadn’t heard of this book before. I might have to check it out.

Alice Audrey said...

Oh boy. Sounds like a total mess. Great teaser.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Very interesting teaser! It sounds like a good book. Thanks so much for visiting!

theliteraryomnivore said...

Huh. What a great perspective for a World War II novel!

Julie J. said...

Why all the running? My teaser is posted here

Karen Russell said...

Wow, that's intense! Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

E. L. Fay said...

Now that sounds interesting. I wonder why the black guys were chasing the white guys who were chasing another black guy?

jlshall said...

Sounds like a scary situation. But the book does sound interesting - I've heard good things about it. Great teaser!

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