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The White Family

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
This ambitious, groundbreaking novel takes on the taboo subject of racial hatred as it looks for the roots of violence within the family and within British society. The Whites are an ordinary British family. Alfred White, a London park keeper, still rules his home with fierce conviction and inarticulate tenderness. May, his clever, passive wife loves Alfred but conspires against him. Their three children are no longer close; the elder son has left for America and the youngest son is a virulent racist. The daughter is involved in an interracial relationship with a black social worker. When the father?s sudden illlness forces the children to come together, their deep fears and prejudices come to the surface, raising issues about kinship, trust, and hatred. Maggie Gee expertly illustrates the tensions and prevailing social problems of modern day England in this fascinating novel.


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March 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The White Family
Author(s): Maggie Gee
ISBN: 0-86356-380-5 / 978-0-86356-380-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Saqi Books
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The White Family
Author(s): Maggie Gee
ISBN: 1-84659-043-4 / 978-1-84659-043-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The White Family
Author(s): Maggie Gee
ISBN: 0-86356-140-3 / 978-0-86356-140-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Saqi Books
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April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The White Family
Author(s): Maggie Gee
Publisher: Telegram Books
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