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The Pain Tree

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The Pain Tree tells stories that speak to all aspects of Jamaican life. We hear from poor folk making the best of past hardships ("Coal"); rich folk plotting future selfishness ("The Goodness of My Heart"); and a young girl, forced to shoulder her mother's burdens in addition to her own ("Lollipop"). Bookending these are two powerful stories about the inextricability of home and history: in "The Pain Tree," the protagonist realizes the love she abandoned, and the pain she left behind; in "Flying," the lead character, searching for his missing piece, comes home for good.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Pain Tree
Author(s): Olive Senior
ISBN: 1-77086-434-2 / 978-1-77086-434-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Cormorant Books
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pain Tree
Author(s): Olive Senior
ISBN: 1-84523-348-4 / 978-1-84523-348-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pain Tree
Author(s): Olive Senior
Publisher: Cormorant Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU