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.

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