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At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison, a maid at the local university, collapses in her basement apartment. For four days and nights she retreats into a vortex of memory, pain, and disappointment that becomes a riveting exposÉ of her life as a Caribbean immigrant living abroad. While she struggled to make ends meet, her deadbeat husband, Bertram, abandoned her for a better life in New York. Left alone to raise her son, Idora has done her best to survive against immense odds. But now that BJ has disappeared into a life of crime, she recoils from his loss and is unable to get out of bed, burdened by feelings of invisibility.

As she summons the strength to investigate her son's troubles - and her own weaknesses - the book quietly builds to its crescendo. Eventually Idora finds her way back into the light with a courage that is both remarkable and unforgettable.

More zeroes in, with laserlike intensity, on the interior life of an extraordinary "ordinary woman," showcasing Clarke's skill as a writer of inimitable force.

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Praise for this book

"Clarke's skill and sensitivity presents his readers with a portrait of a soul worth knowing and worth applauding." - Edward P Jones


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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: More: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-06-177240-2 / 978-0-06-177240-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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August 2008 : Canada Hardback
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Title: More: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-88762-353-0 / 978-0-88762-353-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: More: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-06-177241-0 / 978-0-06-177241-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: More
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 1-906994-03-X / 978-1-906994-03-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
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August 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: More: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-88762-466-9 / 978-0-88762-466-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: More: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: More
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 1-4407-6683-5 / 978-1-4407-6683-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: More: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon