Books by Austin Clarke

MORE by Austin Clarke
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"At times psychedelically kaleidoscopic, at others merely confusing: Experimental plot-sabotage and disregard for narrative chronology significantly undermine the momentum. "
Clarke (The Polished Hoe, 2004, etc.) presents a rant/lament about the West Indian immigrant experience that teeters between dazzling and numbing. Read full book review >
THE POLISHED HOE by Austin Clarke
Released: June 19, 2003

"We are left with a memorable landscape of oppression but a problematic central figure. Is Mary now a militant champion of women's rights? No way to know."
The sexual exploitation of poor black women in the British Caribbean—in a rambling, plotless tale (winner of the Giller Prize) from Clarke, a veteran West Indian writer/academic/diplomat. Read full book review >