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Sugar Money

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
Set in 1765 on the Caribbean islands of Grenada and Martinique, Sugar Money opens as two enslaved brothers - Emile and Lucien - are sent on an impossible mission forced upon them by their masters, a band of mendicant French monks.

The monks run hospitals in the islands and fund their ventures through farming cane sugar and distilling rum. Seven years earlier - after a series of scandals - they were ousted from Grenada by the French authorities, and had to leave their slaves behind. Despite the fact that Grenada is now under British rule, and effectively enemy territory, the monks devise an absurdly ambitious plan: they send Emile and Lucien to the island to convince the monks' former slaves to flee British brutality and escape with them.

Based on a historical rebellion, award-winning writer Jane Harris peoples her daring novel with unforgettable characters. Recounted by Lucien, the younger brother, this story of courage, disaster, and love, is a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit under the crush of unspeakable cruelty.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A vivid, perfectly paced tale of slavery and freedom, innocence and experience, love and despair, Sugar Money is told in an unforgettably beautiful language. What a stunning writer Jane Harris is, mastering an extremely harrowing and complex subject and making it into art." - Amanda Craig


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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sugar Money: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Harris
ISBN: 1-62872-889-2 / 978-1-62872-889-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
ISBN: 0-571-33692-2 / 978-0-571-33692-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
ISBN: 0-571-33695-7 / 978-0-571-33695-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
ISBN: 0-571-33694-9 / 978-0-571-33694-4 (UK edition)
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
ISBN: 0-571-33693-0 / 978-0-571-33693-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
ISBN: 1-5100-7485-6 / 978-1-5100-7485-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks (Third Party/Retail)
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sugar Money
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sugar Money: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Harris
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sugar Money
Author(s): Jane Harris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU