April 8th 2010
282 pages
B Format Paperback

More by Austin Clarke

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More tackles the shame, anger and frustrations of black immigrants dealing with prejudices prevalent not only in their new country, but also within their own communities

Montreal Gazette

Clarke’s shift in focus to the complexity of race and poverty in present-day Canada makes More a perfect follow-up to The Polished Hoe‘s poetic historicism

Toronto Globe and Mail

A novelist of exceptional gifts

New York Times

Idora Morrison withdraws to her rented basement apartment, and for four days and nights she faces the demons of memory and disappointed ambition that have haunted her twenty-five years as a Caribbean immigrant in Toronto.

Through the help of friends, memories, her faith and music, Idora finds her way back towards the light, revealing a courage that is poetic, biblical and unforgettable.

More is a powerful indictment of racial discrimination and the urban poverty trap, out of which Austin Clarke’s insistent musical voice reaches majestically beyond oppression.

Praise for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winning The Polished Hoe:

An extraordinary tale of lust and oppression


Mary-Mathilda is a formidable creation: vulnerable, indomitable, proud and compromised

Maya Jaggi, Guardian

Respect to Tindal Street Press for bringing to the UK this soaring and sorrowful novel of Caribbean life . . . Austin Clarke creates a seething panorama of sex, race and power . . . The novel’s language proves as lush, seductive — and dangerous — as its landscape

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

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