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The story is being told in fragments by all of the various people who came in contact with her on her perilous journey as an illegal alien crossing Europe.3 1/2 stars, rounded up. This is the story of a women know to the reader as Ines. Masterful storytelling and very poignant. The story of an African woman searching for her baby who was stolen from her by the father and taken back to Germany. We don't get the woman's point of view until about 2/3 through the book, and then it differs from the other accounts. This is one of those books you can't bear to finish because you don't want it to end...Wonderful. You don't ever feel like you really know her. The story of an African woman searching for her baby who was stolen from her by the father and taken back to Germany. This story is told through the narratives of the various characters she comes into contact with on her journey (as they hand her down from one to the other, the idea which provided the title), and then from her own perspective. It is a bit reminiscent of modern television documentaries in which multiple people relate their experiences relating to a given topic; unlike television however, the story is not passive; it is one in which the reader has a job to do in interpreting what's really going on -- if he or she can find any reliability in the narration. We had begun by believing her to be the victim, for example, which while still the case, does not quite explain 3.5 I read his novel, Mr. Pip and loved it though there were many dark and brutal parts. This is a story that starts in Africa, where a woman has a baby and then her baby it taken away by its father without her permission. ""I used to find myself saying, I can't imagine. Ines is a black woman who works as a hotel supervisor in Tunisia until a series of events compels her to make her way to Berlin. Published
I couldn't wait to finish it for all the wrong reasons. That answer is revealed slowly and painstakingly in this haunting new book by Lloyd Jones, author of the acclaimed Mister Pip.This is a book about one woman’s journey, physical and emotional, from Africa to Europe in search of a child, but it’s just as much about the individual journeys of all the people she meets, who help or hinder her along the way.
Hand Me Down World is an awesome song, with some hidden meaning, and I suppose now we do have a hand me down world already.
This is the barb of truth at the end of "Hand Me Down World", which, difficult though it may be to accept, is impossible to deny. Be the first to ask a question about Hand Me Down World The voices work; everything about them works.The first 120 pages of this novel are very special. Not just to the world, but to themselves.
Hand Me Down World
As has been said in other reviews, we don't even get her real name, and most of the time she isn't even given one.
You don't ever feel like you really know her.
In this manner the novel focusses on how people treat each other, and also on how they shape their world according to their own preoccupations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It didn't add to thI always feel bad giving a well written book such a low rating. We don't get the woman's point of view until about 2/3 through the book, and then it differs from the other accounts. It is the story of a courageous mother fiercely determined to find the son who has been taken from her, in a journey which takes her across continents. Which I understand is probably the point, but it just felt like I never fully understood her motives and a lot of her actions (yes reuniting with her child was the overriding factor over everything, but some of the things she did still didn't make sense, or I found hard to excuse).
Thus the reader first sees events from the point of view of observers: another hotel worker, a police Hand Me Down World is the 12th book by New Zealand author, Lloyd Jones. Jones presents several witnesses on his quest to tell the story of the protagonist, whose fate seems doomed from the very first page. He studied at Victoria University, and has worked as a journalist and consultant as well as a writer.
The author is definitely a good writer. She than goes on to try to get her baby back, a journey that takes her to Berlin.This was such an unusual and interesting book. The story unfolds from North Africa, through Europe to Berlin and back to Italy. Thus the reader first sees events from the point of view of observers: another hotel worker, a police inspector, a truck driver, a snail collector, a chess player, an alpine guide, a pastor, a film researcher, a poet, a blind man and his ex-wife, and a zoologist.
Her version deviated to greater and lesser degrees from the narration of others, but in ways that either didn't matter or had Me wondering what the point was in changing the narrative from what the original teller reported. It is the story of a courageous mother fiercely determined to find the son who has been taken from her, in a journey which takes her across continents. It's not until the second half of the book that we hear her tale in her own voice.
Who is Ines, an illegal African migrant who embarks on a hazardous sea crossing to Italy and Germany in search of her stolen son? The story unfolds from North Africa, through Europe to Berlin and back to Italy. Anybody here see the noise, see the fear and commotion? "This latest novel from Lloyd Jones is the compelling and intriguing story of "Ines", an African hotel worker who travels illegally to Europe to find her son.