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Me Dying Trial

(1993)
A novel by

 
 
From a major voice in Caribbean literature - this is a story of Gwennie Glaspole, a schoolteacher trapped in an unhappy marriage, fighting to resist Jamaican cultural expectations and for her independence

A new edition of the "remarkable first novel" from a major voice in Caribbean literature in the Celebrating Black Women Writers series. Written in modified Jamaican patois, Powell traces the life of Gwennie, a strong woman who plays the role of wife and mother while suffering through a loveless and violently abusive marriage to Walter. Faced with choice of remain a victim to her duties or flee from the cruelties of her everyday life, Gwennie decides to start anew and embrace the pressures of sudden and laudable change. Me Dying Trial ambitiously conveys what goes unspoken - issues regarding identity, homosexuality, religion, and personal afflictions, and how often that strong sense of community holds us back from growing.

Powell's debut solidified her status as "one of the most exciting writers living and writing on the island that is the Caribbean-American hyphen." (Edwidge Danticat)

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Me Dying Trial (Celebrating Black Women Writers)
Author(s): Patricia Powell
ISBN: 0-8070-1972-0 / 978-0-8070-1972-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beacon Press
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Me Dying Trial (Bluestreak)
Author(s): Patricia Powell
ISBN: 0-8070-8365-8 / 978-0-8070-8365-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beacon Press
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November 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Me Dying Trial (Caribbean Writers Series)
Author(s): Patricia Powell
ISBN: 0-435-98935-9 / 978-0-435-98935-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Me Dying Trial
Author(s): Patricia Powell
ISBN: 1-974991-41-5 / 978-1-974991-41-9
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Me Dying Trial
Author(s): Patricia Powell
ISBN: 1-974991-42-3 / 978-1-974991-42-6
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Me Dying Trial
Author(s): Patricia Powell
Publisher: Beacon Press
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December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Me Dying Trial
Author(s): Patricia Powell
Publisher: Beacon Press
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Me Dying Trial
Author(s): Patricia Powell
Publisher: Beacon Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Me Dying Trial
Author(s): Patricia Powell
Publisher: Beacon Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Me Dying Trial (Celebrating Black Women Writers)
Author(s): Patricia Powell
Publisher: Beacon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU