A Distant Shore In Caryl Phillips' powerful seventh novel, A Distant Shore , the West Indian-born, British-bred author presents a Greek tragedy set in modern England. Solomon is… A Distant Shore In Caryl Phillips' powerful seventh novel, A Distant Shore , the West Indian-born, British-bred author presents a Greek tragedy set in modern England. Solomon is… 2003-10-14 Fiction Knopf
Book Review

A Distant Shore (2003)

Caryl Phillips, A Distant Shore | 'DISTANT' VOYAGE ''Shore'' examines the events that cause two worlds to collide
'DISTANT' VOYAGE ''Shore'' examines the events that cause two worlds to collide
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 14, 2003; Writer: Caryl Phillips; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Knopf

In Caryl Phillips' powerful seventh novel, A Distant Shore, the West Indian-born, British-bred author presents a Greek tragedy set in modern England. Solomon is an African immigrant fleeing his unnamed war-torn country. Dorothy is a white retired music teacher fleeing her scandalous past. In alternating narratives, Phillips (Cambridge) unravels the appalling events that bring Solomon and Dorothy to the same anonymous village. Before the two have a chance to seek solace in each other's company, though, a senseless act of violence shatters both lives. While critiquing Britain's current racial climate, ''Shore'' offers storytelling both raw and heartbreaking.

Originally posted Oct 22, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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