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The Polished Hoe

(2002)
A novel by

 
When Mary-Mathilda, one of the most respected women of the island of Bimshire (also known as Barbados) calls the police to confess to a crime, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the island's African past and the tragic legacy of colonialism in one epic sweep.

Set in the West Indies in the period following World War II, The Polished Hoe -- an Essence bestseller and a Washington Post Book World Most Worthy Book of 2003 -- unravels over the course of twenty-four hours but spans the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery.

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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-06-055565-3 / 978-0-06-055565-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2002 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-88762-110-4 / 978-0-88762-110-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2005 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-7322-8106-7 / 978-0-7322-8106-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2004 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-7322-8107-5 / 978-0-7322-8107-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Polished Hoe: A Novel
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-06-055762-1 / 978-0-06-055762-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-9541303-8-3 / 978-0-9541303-8-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2003 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-88762-134-1 / 978-0-88762-134-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 1-4074-5478-1 / 978-1-4074-5478-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


November 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 1-4407-5141-2 / 978-1-4407-5141-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 1-4407-2879-8 / 978-1-4407-2879-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2003 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   



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