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Bethany Bettany A Caribbean country on the verge of collapse A small town called Boundary A rambling house inhabited by three generations of the Abrahams family And a little girl who is trying to make sense of it allBethany Bettany is five years old when her father dies and her mother leaves her to fend for herself in the Abrahams household The place simmers with resentment her uncles and aunts think her mother killed her father; her grandmother refuses to leave her room Bethany is the scapegoat for it allIn Bethany D'Aguiar has created both a loveable character and a symbol for the search of a nation to make itself whole If Boundary is Guyana then Bethany Bettany a girl torn between two names is the spirit of its people poised for flight

10 thoughts on “Bethany Bettany

  1. says:

    Recensione originale come la chiama sua madre o Bettany come la chiamano suo padre e gli altri parenti a cinue anni torna in Guyana dopo aver vissuto tutta la sua vita a Londra e subito dopo la morte del padre La madre la lascia con gli zii ovvero i frat

  2. says:

    This story takes place in the Caribbean where generations of a family live There is much despair in this book and told from the perspective of a girl growing up in a family where she is not appreciated or welcome particularly after death of a parent

  3. says:

    The only thing that got me through this book was the author's strong diction and beautiful prose The book is extremely abstract with no set plot There is no set conflict or climax It is of a journal or diary told by several people another interesting aspe

  4. says:

    A bit boring Not very interesting charcters About girl abandomed at mean relatives' place Country in South America vs London Growing up

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