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The Long Song

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed as 'a triumph' (San Francisco Chronicle). It won both the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and has sold over a million copies worldwide. With The Long Song, Levy once again reinvents the historical novel.

Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her 'Marguerite.'

Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her 'freedom.' It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son's persistent questioning, July's resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.

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September 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 1-4448-0351-4 / 978-1-4448-0351-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Song: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-374-19217-0 / 978-0-374-19217-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Song: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-670-06411-4 / 978-0-670-06411-3 (USA edition)
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February 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Long Song
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ISBN: 0-7553-5940-2 / 978-0-7553-5940-0 (UK edition)
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February 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-7553-7712-5 / 978-0-7553-7712-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Long Song: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-312-57114-3 / 978-0-312-57114-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-14-317395-2 / 978-0-14-317395-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Song: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-7553-5942-9 / 978-0-7553-5942-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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October 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-7553-7811-3 / 978-0-7553-7811-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-7553-8332-X / 978-0-7553-8332-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-7553-5941-0 / 978-0-7553-5941-7 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
Publisher: Headline Audiobooks
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
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January 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0-7553-8400-8 / 978-0-7553-8400-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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February 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 1-4055-0780-2 / 978-1-4055-0780-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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2010 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
ISBN: 1-4084-8234-7 / 978-1-4084-8234-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
Publisher: Review
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April 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Song: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Levy
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Song
Author(s): Andrea Levy
Publisher: Tinder Press
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