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The Polished Hoe

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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Used availability for Austin Clarke's The Polished Hoe


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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

November 2009 : UK Audio edition
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
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
Title: The Polished Hoe
Author(s): Austin Clarke
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   



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